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Thursday, October 24, 2002

24 OCT 02

I recieved this word from Pythonette (archive) yesterday in response to my linking of "recondite" and "chicks". She used it for "blokes".

From Merriam-Webster.

Obtuse

Pronunciation: äb-‘tüs, &b-, -‘tyüs

Function: adjective

Inflected Form(s): ob·tus·er; -est

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin obtusus: blunt, dull, from past participle of obtundere: to beat against, blunt, from ob-: against + tundere: to beat — more at OB-, CONTUSION

Date: 15th century

1 a : not pointed or acute : BLUNT b (1) of an angle : exceeding 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees (2) : having an obtuse angle (an obtuse triangle)– see TRIANGLE illustration c of a leaf : rounded at the free end.

2 a : lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect :INSENSITIVE, STUPID b : difficult to comprehend : not clear or precise in thought or expression.

synonym see DULL

ob·tuse·ly adverb

ob·tuse·ness noun

You can’t live with ’em and you can’t shoot ’em.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

23 OCT 02

From Merriam-Webster.

Recondite

Pronunciation: ‘re-k&n-“dIt, ri-‘kän-

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere: to conceal, from re– + condere to store up, from com– + –dere to put — more at COM-, DO

Date: 1649

1 : hidden from sight : CONCEALED

2 : difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend :DEEP (a recondite subject)

3 : of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure (recondite fact about the origin of the holiday — Floyd Dell)

re·con·dite·ly adverb

re·con·dite·ness noun

Chicks.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

22 OCT 02

The full text of the 1715 Riot Act can be found here.

This is what you’d hear if you were read the Riot Act:

Our sovereign Lord the King chargeth and commandeth all persons, being assembled, immediately to disperse themselves, and peaceably to depart to their habitations, or to their lawful business, upon the pains contained in the act made in the first year of King George, for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies. God save the King.

There be nothing for ye to see herein. Hie thyself elsewhere!

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Monday, October 21, 2002

21 OCT 02

Is Marge Simpson a Homersexual?

I’ve been sick, okay?

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Saturday, October 19, 2002

19-20 OCT 02

From Merriam-Webster.

Lassitude

Pronunciation: ‘la-s&-“tüd, -“tyüd

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French, from Latin lassitudo, from lassus: weary; probably akin to Old English læt: late — see LATE

Date: 15th century

1 : a condition of weariness or debility : FATIGUE

2 : a condition of listlessness : LANGUOR

synonym : LETHARGY

D: All of the above.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Friday, October 18, 2002

18 OCT 02

Don’t expect a lot. It’s 3 AM and I’ve just woken from a Benadryl induced slumber. Nota bene – Don’t take cold medicine and leave the Cartoon Network on while you sleep; they play too much Scooby-doo.

That stone Buddha deserves
     All the birdshit that it gets
I wave my skinny arms like
     A tall flower in the wind

Ikkyu

Ruh-roh!

posted by latiolais at 0800  
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