Wordy Blog Archive 2013-01
Did Stephen King Really Say that on Twilight?
周璇 《诉衷情》 (Grievances of Love)
word by song. wanton, undulate, billow, demure.
A old song from Shanghai, China. A classic beauty. The lyrics is demure yet drips wantonness.
Unicode Symbol for “e.g.” (exempli gratia)
word by song. This song showcases a girl besotted in a flame. Rihanna — SOS
today's words, writer's words. emetic, logorrhea, notarize, treacly, travesty, vagary, usher, refractory, putrescence
make a sentence of it.
words by song. Slangs and idioms.
Last Friday night
We went streaking in the park
Skinny dipping in the dark
Then had a ménage à trois
Katy Perry — Last Friday Night
see also English Vocabulary: Foreign Words
word by song. After watching this music video, you'll know what lackadaisical means. Anya Marina — All the Same to Me
word by song: Undulation. You'll remember this word after watching Björk - Pagan Poetry
[etymology of Undulation https://www.etymonline.com/word/Undulation] «1640s, from Medieval Latin *undulatio, from Late Latin undulatus “wavy, undulated,” from undula “wavelet,” diminutive of Latin unda “wave”»
Dave Pawson gave this usage.
At the inaugural meeting, his purported verve suffered from concealment. His niche, malicious gossip, facilitated the presentation. In a somewhat covert manner his gruesome side was shown, redemption being sought through words.
by [Dave Pawson
following yesterday's theme of “recursion”, here's a idiom about recursion used in computing . English Idiom in Unix: Directory Recursively
I'm a fountain of blood in the shape of a girl you're bird on the brim hypnotized by the whirl Drink me - make me feel real wet your beak in the stream the game we're playing is life love's a two way dream
word by song: recursion. “recursion” — a central theme in this song. Björk — Bachelorette
Words By Songs: Waywardness, Spunk
and what does spunk mean? and who is Cleopatra, Mata Hari?
This song: Madonna — Like It or Not.
today's word: forte. Example: “drinking coffee is my forte.” ☺
Today's words: hollow, cavern, jingle, jangle. Dusty Springfield — the Windmills of Your Mind
Lojban is a constructed language, design based on predicate logic. Some tutorial here, with voice recording: Xah's lojban Tutorial
Alice in Wonderland, Zero-sum game
“The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours.”
from Wonderland: Chapter 9: The Mock Turtle's Story
That's the concept of [ Zero–sum game ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero%E2%80%93sum_game ]. However, in real world, most things isn't zero-sum game. Both parties actually benefit. For example: when you give something you no longer want to someone, a value is created “out of nothing”.
today's words: inaugural, verve, purported, concealment, niche, malicious, facilitate, covert, gruesome, redemption.
make a sentence of it. Or else i whip you.
Today's word: polyamory.
A song of polyamory. “you and me and her” — every man's dream. Snake River Conspiracy — You And Your Friend
Words By Songs: Waywardness
What does waywardness mean? This song: Björk — Unison. Read into the ballad, the spirit, the innocence, and the waywardness!
Noun things: manor, armada, ungulates, varicose, insignias, mandible, frontispiece, hotcake, bric-a-brac, cowcatcher, cataract, palimpsest, causeway, reservoirs, duffel, lanyard, halberd, dirndl, chronograph, chronometer, stork, battlement, citadel, bastion, bile, backhoe, sinew, pachyderm, necropolis, spindle, foyer
English Vocabulary: Noun Things