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Thursday, January 22, 2004

22 JAN 04

From Merriam-Webster.


Pronunciation: ‘ek-s&-“krAt

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

Date: 1561

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…"

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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

21 JAN 04

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!

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

20 JAN 04

Things Ray Says #53:

“No, I don’t have anything better to do. Sic illic.”

(Insert rimshot here.)

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Monday, January 19, 2004

19 JAN 04

“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.”

William Shakespeare

Good tidings this Monday, gentles.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Friday, January 16, 2004

16-18 JAN 04

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…

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Thursday, January 15, 2004

15 JAN 04

From the Rap Dictionary.

G’d up

(adv) Dressed to kill, like a bawla.

Puella , vos opizus ut tizoga!

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