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by uncronopio
Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: languorous
Replies: 1
Views: 2979

languorous

From Answers.com : Languorous, adj. Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack: flagging, lackadaisical, languid, leaden, limp, listless, lymphatic, spiritless. See action/inaction, tired/fresh. By the way, lackadaisical has been used only once in this forum , but never formally suggested.
by uncronopio
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Language is a virus
Replies: 8
Views: 8575

Language is a virus

I came across an intersting site: Language is a virus. There are many tools to play with language, including virtual magnetic poetry. 'Fragrant mirrors of bitter polish'.
by uncronopio
Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: umbrageous
Replies: 2
Views: 2974

umbrageous

From Brainy Dictionary:
1. Forming or affording a shade; shady; shaded; as, umbrageous trees or foliage.
2. Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure.
3. Feeling jealousy or umbrage; taking, or disposed to take, umbrage; suspicious.
by uncronopio
Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Macho
Replies: 18
Views: 16000

BD, English borrowed Macho from Spanish not from Portuguese. Both languages got it from Latin. Have a cup of some herbal tea and relax. :)
by uncronopio
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Macho
Replies: 18
Views: 16000

I know that is a Spanish word, but I was surprised by the fact that English took only one of the meanings.
by uncronopio
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Macho
Replies: 18
Views: 16000

In Spanish the word seems to be much more useful (from RAE): macho[1] 1. m. Animal del sexo masculino. 2. m. mulo (ǁ animal). 3. m. Planta que fecunda a otra de su especie con el polen de sus estambres. 4. m. Parte del corchete que se engancha en la hembra. 5. m. En los artefactos, pieza que entra d...
by uncronopio
Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: incredulity
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

incredulity

Reviving the concept of skepticism, but without the ten pages of discussion please. From Webster's dead tree edition: n. unwillingness or inability to believe, doubt, skepticism.

Etymology: ME incredulite < OFr incrédulité < L incredulitas, see IN + credulity.

Related: incredible, incredulous.
by uncronopio
Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: empirical
Replies: 2
Views: 3128

Even worse are people that keep supporting ideas that have been totally refuted by praxis (from Greek prassein). Sempiternal teenagers: grow up!
by uncronopio
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Macho
Replies: 18
Views: 16000

but we pronounce ch like French ch (or English sh - Andalusian and Chilean ch sound like a Portuguese ch to me too, not like "standard" Spanish)
In Spanish, it depends a lot on the level of education. The lower the level, the more like sh.
by uncronopio
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: caper
Replies: 12
Views: 8386

I almost forgot! Here is the recipe for the dough and some suggested toppings.
by uncronopio
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Geek
Replies: 3
Views: 4246

Another definition by Eric Raymond is here. Actually, his jargon dictionary is quite interesting.
by uncronopio
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SIERRA
Replies: 5
Views: 6507

Some terms used: serratura (serration), serrulatus (serrate), retroserratus (teeth pointing backwards). Other associated terms: crenatus (crenate, with rounded teeth), dentatus (toothed) and denticulatus (very small teeth).
by uncronopio
Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Take My Privacy, Please !
Replies: 33
Views: 32497

Thanks for the tip Garzo. It is a nice little utility, particularly the 'this is your life' feature. I am really close to 14,000 days!
by uncronopio
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: catallaxy
Replies: 1
Views: 3690

catallaxy

From Economy Professor a term coined by the Austrian economist and political theorist Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992): 1. A catallaxy is a market order without planned ends, characterized by the 'spontaneous order' which emerges when individuals pursue their own ends within a framework set by law and tr...
by uncronopio
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Digital living
Replies: 10
Views: 10646

I have been using only electronic transactions since 1996, so I have not written a cheque for almost ten years. I have never had a problem with the transactions. I am surprised with the problems people see in the system. At least in Australia, I register a biller only once in my internet banking sys...

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