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#1 laffite

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Posted Yesterday, 03:28 PM

I had to look up that last one. The only quarks I know are subatomic particles.

 

Apparently blini is a pretty quarky dish---oops, I mean quirky.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:20 PM

A blini is a pancake served with quark...

 

I had to look up that last one. The only quarks I know are subatomic particles.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:08 PM

A blini (sometimes spelled bliny) (Russian: блины pl., diminutive: блинчики, blinchiki) or, rarely, blin (more accurate as a single form of the noun) is a pancake, traditionally made from wheat or (nowadays more rarely) buckwheat flour and served with sour cream, quark, butter, caviar and other garnishes.  ----Wikipedia



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Posted Yesterday, 08:03 AM

Why you think liking caviar has anything to do with what's basically an Eastern European-Russian variation of a crepe kind of puzzles me.  Although.....

 

Someone who likes caviar MIGHT just stuff a Blini with the disgusting(to me) Roe.

 

Blini, Blintzes, Pierogi, Pirozhki,  Placki Kartoflane, Kartoffelpuffer, Latkes, there's a LOT of similarities and variations in Central and Eastern European dishes.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:38 AM

Word of the Day

 

blini

 

A caviar freak would like this.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blini



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:30 AM

Woid du jour

 

dysgenic

 

"Unhappily, many dysgenic mothers come from higher echelons of society where it might be thought that they should know better."

 

https://www.vocabula...ionary/dysgenic



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:57 AM

I read that dysphagia can be associated with certain kinds of dementia depending on what part of the brain is affected. No doubt stroke victims would be considered at risk and so as you intimate dysphagia is probably a red flag from the get go.

If dementia is correctly diagnosed then I can see dysphagia being a consideration.  But it's the assumption  that bothers me.  And since dementia wasn't  determined in my wife's case, you can then understand my frustration.

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:46 AM

Woid du Jour

 

dyschezia

 

Fancy word for an elimination problem.

 

https://www.vocabula...onary/dyschezia


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

I read that dysphagia can be associated with certain kinds of dementia depending on what part of the brain is affected. No doubt stroke victims would be considered at risk and so as you intimate dysphagia is probably a red flag from the get go.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:06 AM

!

 

I first came into realization of that word when my wife had her stroke.  It was on the patient information board in her hospital room and followed her from rehab place to rehab place. Usually in the section of the board relating to dietary info.

 

"Mechanical soft", thickened liquids, dysphagia....

 

However, dysphagia wasn't a problem.  She just wasn't EATING anything for reasons nobody seemed interested in finding.  Probably put there because it might be a problem for some  stroke victims, so they fold it into their "one size fits all" approach to medical treatment these days.

 

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:54 AM

Word of the Day

 

dysphagia

 

It turned out to be a severe reflux problem but I was initially diagnosed with this. Food getting stuck in the throat although that was not really happening, it's usually a sensation that indicates something else going on in the system. The problem swallowing was not severe but uncomfortable. After three weeks of antacid therapy I came around and thus avoided the dread of an esophagogastroduodenoscopy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Dysphagia

 

http://www.thefreedi...tinal endoscopy



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

Notice too, that other unpleasantries  begin with "D-Y-S".

 

Like "Dyspepsia"  and "Dysentery".  :blink:

 

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:35 AM

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dysphemism

 

If you're the type that likes to smooth things over you may be prone to euphemisms to keep the peace. If you, however, like to think of yourself as telling it like it is and maybe even be a little nasty about it you may be more likely associated with today's word.

 

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Dysphemism



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:19 AM

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dysthymia

 

"Rosa may laugh at a Grouch Marx gag, sorta. If someone does an expert pratfall before her very eyes she may be amused but perhaps not laugh at loud. Oh, she'd be happy all right by winning the lottery but maybe not as much as the next person. So what's up with Rosa?"

 

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Dysthymia


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:23 AM

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Exculpatory

 

 

 

 

Understanding the neurophysiology of the brain, therefore, would seem to be as exculpatory as finding a tumor in it.

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

Hmmmm, or perhaps...

 

"Despite the exiguity of his vocabulary and overall language skills evidenced while giving speeches, the man-child was somehow still elected President."

 

(...just thought I'd help ya out a bit by placing that word in a little more current context, laffite...as this might of course especially be helpful for those few around here who may not have ever watched John Huston's MOULIN ROUGE)

 

;)

 

Quite all right. I'm sure Monsieur Toulouse-Lautrec is used to being upstaged, as am I.

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:17 PM

Word of the Day

 

exiguity

 

 

"Despite the exiguity of his legs, Monseiur Toulouse-Lautrec was quite robust in his Art as well as his pasttimes."

 

https://www.vocabula...ionary/exiguity

 

Hmmmm, or perhaps...

 

"Despite the exiguity of his vocabulary and overall language skills evidenced while giving speeches, the man-child was somehow still elected President."

 

(...just thought I'd help ya out a bit by placing that word in a little more current context, laffite...as this might of course especially be helpful for those few around here who may not have ever watched John Huston's MOULIN ROUGE)

 

;)



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:37 AM

Word of the Day

 

exiguity

 

 

"Despite the exiguity of his legs, Monseiur Toulouse-Lautrec was quite robust in his Art as well as his pasttimes."

 

https://www.vocabula...ionary/exiguity

 


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:30 PM

Yes, and as I believe you know Sans, some amigurumi such as the one you posted here, actually come to life when there are no adults around.

 

(...and depending upon their mood, are often prone to play tricks upon children)

 

 

I believe the more philosophically-minded ones favor planting subversive ideas rather than playing actual pranks.

http://www.gocomics....bbes/1986/01/08


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:15 PM

Oh, How dated I am. I was thinking of Tigger.

 

Perfectly understandable laffite, oh kind docent through the wonderful world of lexicology.

 

(...as I believe Messrs. Tigger and Hobbes are indeed closely related to each other in this regard) 






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