Wednesday, September 28, 2005

TriBeCa

I like www.wikipedia.com for their immediate, relevant answers to my queries. After seeing the American Express commercial with Robert DeNiro (my life, my card), and then the new car SUV thing Tribeca. I wanted to know where Tribeca came from. It is a neighborhood in Manhattan that stands for Triangle Below Canal. So that is that.
Tonight watching The Amazing Race--Family Edition, a mother of one of the families said, "About an hour ago, we were as down as a pregnant bear to the ground." The family that was eliminated was the Black family, and yes they were also African-American.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Rimes with Orange

If anyone knows any words that rime with pint, I would appreciate it if you would share them with me. I guess dreamt has kempt, and unkempt for that matter, but all of the alphabetical partners of pint, hint, tint, lint, splint, mint, and the like, don't rime with pint. Do you think it would be fair for poets to pretend that words that rime with nothing else rime with eachother? "Roses are red, Sunsets are orange, You'd make me glad, please share a pint"? Much better than "Roses are red, Violets are blue, You'd make me glad, lets sniff some glue."
On another note, French has beautiful words that mean horrible things. Two examples: abattoir and oubliette. Abattoir means slaughterhouse, and oubliette is a small dungeon with a little opening in the top of the ceiling. Abattoir is more literally a place where things are "beaten." And oubliette comes from the French oublier meaning to forget. So you put someone there to forget them. That is all for now.

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At September 26, 2005 10:40 PM, Blogger Pseudo-intellectual lunatic said...

wow sounds liberal

 
At October 04, 2005 10:10 PM, Blogger Cerise said...

There once was a man of St. Bee's
Who got stung on the arm by a wasp
When they asked, "Does it hurt?"
He replied, "No, it doesn't,
But all the while I thought 'twas a hornet!"

--Unknown

 

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Sevvenn Letterr Worrdds

I think it might be nice sometime to wright poems with just seven letter words. One could also work off of the whole seven concept with seven stanzas or seven lines. What started me on this was the vanity plate. You are normally only allowed seven letters maximum for your personal license plates. There is a red small pick-up in Lincoln that has the license plate "ACHTUNG." I thought this was a wonderful use of all seven letters. Then at work, instead of using Xs to cross out the days on my calendar, I thought I would use seven letter words, occasionally on a theme for the month. Example: rhubarb, custard, dessert; freedom, liberty, justice, pursuit. Most of the following was compiled in the College View Church.

cyclone, tornado, history, persona, seventh, develop, kingdom,
nations, matthew, deliver, pickled, adopted, victual, wayward,
nightie, another, eternal, hundred, condone, embassy, chasten,
sabbath, patriot, machine, archive, college, trivial, trumpet,
postman, vertigo, sneaker, digital, mystify, toenail, tuesday,
georgia, belarus, ontario, toronto, bozeman, destiny, project,
prelude, service, servant, baptize, heather, holster, captive,
rudyard, message, baptism, opening, america, hackney, quarter,
squalor, refrain, through, dresden, maunday, thunder, dappled,
abraham, gallery, posture, discern, violent, gradual, problem,
rejoice, include, discuss, prophet, variety, michael, autopsy,
abandon, jugular, recital, romance, vincent, vangogh, implant,
mammary, hirsute, pharaoh, midwife, sabrina, speaker, digress,
preside, toccata, special, feature, healthy, receive, compton,
tribute, mallard, gosling, nuptial, marital, martial, nuclear,
umbrage, tumbler, blossom, cartman, timothy, amateur, educate,
victory, pauline, lincoln, potluck, nursery, country, nothing,
hampton, mileage, kerplop, insipid, premier, spanish, colored,
heathen, culvert, majesty, febrile, thought, tendril, breadth,
cistern, brothel, despise, warrant, impulse, risible, society,
disturb, jericho

So please share your favorite seven letter words.

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