Don’t cry for a man who’s left you—the next one may fall for your smile.– Mae West (via kari-shma)
necrology PRONUNCIATION:(nuh-KROL-uh-jee, neh-) MEANING:noun: 1. A list of those who have died during a specific period. 2. An obituary. ETYMOLOGY:From Greek necro- (dead) + -logy (account). Earliest documented use: 1728. USAGE:”The fare structure is one reason Independence Air has joined a necrology of low-cost carriers that stretches over four decades.” Marc Fisher; We Loved That...
vertiginous \vur-TIJ-uh-nuhs, adjective: 1. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy. 2. Causing or tending to cause dizziness. 3. Turning round; whirling; revolving. 4. Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant. But up close the building is impossibly steep, vertiginous, hostile. — Neil Baldwln, Legends of the Plumed Serpent He did us no good when, without permission, he...
toothsome \TOOTH-suhm, adjective: 1. Pleasing to the taste; delicious; as, “a toothsome pie.” 2. Agreeable; attractive; as, “a toothsome offer.” 3. Sexually attractive. Fleming was impressed not only by its taste but by its astonishing durability: Caudle’s apple, after ten months in storage, was stilltoothsome and fragrant. — David Guterson, “The...
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)
logorrhea PRONUNCIATION:(log-uh-REE-uh) MEANING:noun: Excessive flow of words, especially when incoherent. ETYMOLOGY:From Greek logo- (word) + -rrhea (flow), from rhoia (flow). Also see rhinorrhea. Earliest documented use: 1902. USAGE:”Dumas suffers from logorrhea, induced by the simple formula that the more he wrote, the more money he made.” Erik Spanberg; The Count of Monte...
avoirdupois \av-uhr-duh-POIZ; AV-uhr-duh-poiz, noun: 1. Avoirdupois weight, a system of weights based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (453.59 grams). 2. Weight; heaviness; as, a person of much avoirdupois. Claydon … was happy to admit that he has shed some avoirdupois. — Mel Webb, “Claydon’s loss leads to net gain”, Times (London), February 18,...
Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn’t.– Becca Fitzpatrick (via kari-shma)
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It takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget.– Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (via Confuzzzled)
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or...– Jim Jarmusch (via skinnygirlsloveskinnyboys)
filmme-fatale: A gorgeous mixed-media animation about a tragic robot KURZSCHLUSS (2009) by Miriam Frank, Georg Utz and Xaver Xylophon Sound by Daniel Hatvani Dad ist gut
dudgeon \DUH-juhn, noun: A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor — often used in the phrase “in high dudgeon.” Higgins was so frustrated by such a basic error that he stormed out of the arena for the mid-session interval in high dudgeon. — Phil Yates, “Stevens begins to feel pressure as Swail stages customary revival”, Times (London),...
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone’s finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair? -Walker Percy, author (1916-1990)
panjandrum PRONUNCIATION:(pan-JAN-druhm) MEANING:noun: An important or self-important person. ETYMOLOGY:The word is said to have been coined by dramatist and actor Samuel Foote (1720-1777) as part of a nonsensical passage to test the memory of his fellow actor Charles Macklin who claimed to be able to repeat anything after hearing it once. Earliest documented use: 1825, in the novel “Harry...
Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the...– The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (via jeansandsneakers)
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.– Dorothy Parker
callow PRONUNCIATION:(KAL-oh) MEANING:adjective: Inexperienced or immature. ETYMOLOGY:From Old English calu (bald, featherless). Earliest documented use: before 1000. USAGE:”Belva Davis was a young and callow rookie from a tiny black radio station in Oakland.” Jerry Roberts; California Pioneer; The Santa Barbara Independent (California); Apr 21, 2011. Explore “callow”...
clinquant \KLING-kunt, adjective: 1. Glittering with gold or silver; tinseled. noun: 1. Tinsel; imitation gold leaf. Leaves flicker celadon in the spring, viridian in summer, clinquant in fall, tallying the sovereign seasons, graying and greening to reiterate the message of snow and sun. — Ann Zwinger, Beyond the Aspen Grove The room had a twelve-foot high ceiling: hanging from it,...
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.– Edgar Allan Poe (via skinnygirlsloveskinnyboys)
Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only...– Miguel de Unamuno (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
orkwut: Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien Edith Piaf I...