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#41 Sepiatone

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:20 AM

Word of the Day

 

Farrago

 

I had hoped that cleaning out the garage would yield something interesting but all I ended up with was a farrago of useless items.

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/farrago

I have a sufeit of thoughts on that.  ;)

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:12 AM

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Kakistocracy

 

"From Nov 2016 nominal democracy struggles in deference to a creeping (or rapidly becoming as some might aver) kakistrocracy.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Kakistocracy

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 12:58 AM

Word of the Day

 

Farrago

 

I had hoped that cleaning out the garage would yield something interesting but all I ended up with was a farrago of useless items.

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/farrago


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:00 AM

:D

I LIKE that one!

 

Especially in THESE times!  ;)

 

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:51 AM

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Kakistocracy

 

"From Nov 2016 nominal democracy struggles in deference to a creeping (or rapidly becoming as some might aver) kakistrocracy.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Kakistocracy


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:02 AM

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Waggery

 

"The most famous wag in literature is quite possibly Sir John Falstaff aka The Fat Knight from the Shakespeare history plays."

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/waggery



#47 Vautrin

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

You know that actually happened to a character in Sartre's existentialist work

La Nausée--Nausea. Maybe you were thinking about that.

Not really. I haven't read Nausea in a while, so I don't remember all

the details. Rimbaud also had a poem about things that happen in

a public library. Now that libraries have become places where people

hang out, it's likely more weird things happen there. To counter the

nasty, the word salubrious.  


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


#48 laffite

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 03:01 AM

... crois pas



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:10 AM

He might have, I really don't know. I read it mostly in British historians of
Greek philosophy. Homosexuality was the one stain on Greek culture.
Guess they weren't too concerned about slavery.

Maybe DGF was caught doing something nasty at the library and
was banned.



You know that actually happened to a character in Sartre's existentialist work

La Nausée--Nausea. Maybe you were thinking about that.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:24 AM

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Saturnine

 

Harold's chronic saturnine disposition brought us all down and soon we were all moping about with long faces.

 

https://www.merriam-...aurus/saturnine



#51 Vautrin

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 04:18 PM

I can imagine that Oscar Wilde might have written about this at one time or another.

He might have, I really don't know. I read it mostly in British historians of

Greek philosophy. Homosexuality was the one stain on Greek culture.

Guess they weren't too concerned about slavery.

 

Maybe DGF was caught doing something nasty at the library and

was banned.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

You could always travel to Philadelphia and then check all of the gyms with spinning classes, asking for the guy who looks like Burt Bacharach and plays a lot of new wave music.

 

LOL

 

Yep, that I COULD alright, Lawrence!

 

Or for that matter, Disco and/or Doowop music.

 

(...one things for sure anyway...with his claimed exceedingly low body mass index, I sure as hell wouldn't find him at any cheesestreak stands there, huh)



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 12:01 PM

(...and speaking of which...how many of you have been wondering what might have happened to our friend DownGoesFrazier?...sure wish there was some way to know, huh...gotta admit I kind'a miss seein' the guy's little bon mots around here)

 

You could always travel to Philadelphia and then check all of the gyms with spinning classes, asking for the guy who looks like Burt Bacharach and plays a lot of new wave music.


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

pauciloquent

 

adj. Uttering few words; brief in speech.

 

(...and speaking of which...how many of you have been wondering what might have happened to our friend DownGoesFrazier?...sure wish there was some way to know, huh...gotta admit I kind'a miss seein' the guy's little bon mots around here)


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 07:07 AM

This is Off-Topic and should have a thread of its own, IMO. Thanks.

I just posted it as an interesting aside to the mention of Socrates.
And I doubt a thread entitled Victorian Writers' Views On the Place
of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece would get much attention.

I can imagine that Oscar Wilde might have written about this at one time or another.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

This is Off-Topic and should have a thread of its own, IMO. Thanks.

I just posted it as an interesting aside to the mention of Socrates.

And I doubt a thread entitled Victorian Writers' Views On the Place

of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece would get much attention.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


#57 laffite

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:27 PM

It's funny how some Victorian, and even later, British writers on

ancient Greek history or philosophy laud the Greeks very highly,

but often mention they had one outstanding fault--their acceptance

of homosexuality, which is discussed with more or less discretion,

according to the individual writer. 

 

This is Off-Topic and should have a thread of its own, IMO. Thanks.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:55 PM

It's funny how some Victorian, and even later, British writers on

ancient Greek history or philosophy laud the Greeks very highly,

but often mention they had one outstanding fault--their acceptance

of homosexuality, which is discussed with more or less discretion,

according to the individual writer. 


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:09 AM

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Sprezzatura

 

Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, and Steve McQueen were excellent in their signature tough-guy roles because they were good actors and were able to imbue the characters they portrayed with a modern sense of sprezzatura which seemed to say, "Above all else, be cool. And don't let them see you sweat."

 

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#60 laffite

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

Socrates was often described as a gadfly, and look what 

happened to him. :)

 

Didn't know that and so prompted further:

 

https://www.ukessays...sophy-essay.php






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