Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -crat·ed; -crat·ing
Etymology: Latin exsecratus, past participle of exsecrari: to put under a curse, from ex + sacr-, sacer: sacred
1 : to declare to be evil or detestable : DENOUNCE
2 : to detest utterly
- ex·e·cra·tive /-”krA-tiv/ adjective
- ex·e·cra·tor /-”krA-t&r/ noun
"Thus it is well seen that Sigi has slain the thrall and murdered him; so he is given forth to be a wolf in holy places…"
The Unfact™ Of The Week.
The Unfact™ is, to the best of our knowledge, completely false and unsupportable. We are not responsible for any consequences that are bound to occur if you are silly enough to believe it.
During the 12th Century, the Cathedral of Saint Cotswold (in Fenmarch-on-the-Thames, England) accquired over a ton of "pieces of the True Cross".
Nay! ‘Tis not the litter of kine! ‘Tis even troth!
Things Ray Says #53:
“No, I don’t have anything better to do. Sic illic.”
(Insert rimshot here.)
“And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol’n forth of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.”
Good tidings this Monday, gentles.
Back in the day telephone numbers began with two letters (the ones on the telephone dial/keypad thingie) that were used as abbreviations for words. For example, a number in the boundless 555 exchange would be something like KLondike 5-0123, and the Glenn Miller fave Pennsylvania 6-5000 works out to be 736-5000. The practice ceased in the 1960s with the rise of automated switching, but The Management recalls seeing an old phone (it was black had a dial) with the 233 exchange, one of the most venerable exchanges in Lafayette LA, listed as CEnter 3.
If one is feeling retro or nostalgic the days of exchange names one should visit The Telephone EXchange Name Project. The Project has a great deal of information about this primitive practice of our early ancestors. It includes a list of suggested names from 1955 issued by the Bell System, Ma Bell herself. There were other phone companies at the time, but they were tiny fossils of no consequence. Ma Bell ruled telcom unchallenged when people in hats ruled the earth. There’s a search engine for old exchanges and their names, but it doesn’t work very well. Still, it’s fun to try and work a cell phone number into this dark age format. Ma Bell would have recommended TEmple, TEnnyson, TErminal, TErrace, or VErnon for The Management’s cell exchange. TErminal has possibilities, but we prefer UEbermensch. That would look good on a business card.
VOlunteer 7-5309. Nah, doesn’t work…
From the Rap Dictionary.
(adv) Dressed to kill, like a bawla.
Puella , vos opizus ut tizoga!