C_B! Hi! Thanks for the comment. I've been gone so long, I felt sure no one would remember me. Not sure why I go in such fits and spurts. I need to think about making a new list and getting back into the swing of things. Probably loads of people to meet too. Anyhoo, how're you doing?
"Who is Bellybongo? - Bellybongo is more than 1.000.000 yrs old! The runner of things is Magnus, I have no age at all! I am devoted to fleamarkets, but I search everywhere for that odd LP that bump me into some sort of change. I share mostly obscure stuff. Some scored cheap around my area (center of Sweden), others bought on eBay. I have recently grown tired of Exotica which was my obsession for several yrs and have sold off many records. the one I share today has Exotica touches, but is a record I never will part with. Besides running this great website, I am proud to have coined the term SHARITY which now is so common for vinyl shares. I wonder if SHARITY even will make it into English dictionaries?"
I've been using this term in google searches for a while and, while I've been aware of bellybongo.com for probably 5 years, I never knew Magnus coined it.
Had a disagreement at work today over whether it's catty or kitty-cornered. He argues that since definition sites come up on google when catty-cornered is entered, catty must be correct. But I pointed out that kitty-cornered has 100,000 some odd more results, meaning it's more popular. He tried pulling argumentum ad populum saying that a lot of people using a word doesn't make it a word. He cited the OED as an authority on language.
Language evolves. Numbers matter. Condesceding prick.
Ramen (singular raman) are strangers from another species who are capable of communication and peaceful coexistence with humanity, even if they do not pursue the latter. We are able to exchange ideas with "ramen", but would have little or no common ground with them, at least not initially.
Framlings are strangers who are of one's own species but who are from another world or culture. This is a person who is substantially similar, but significantly different from ourselves. For example, if one met another human who lived on Mars, this person would be a framling
Utlannings are strangers of one's own species and one's own world (i.e. community or culture). An utlanning is a person who shares our own cultural identity. For example, if one were to meet a stranger who lived in another city, state, or province, this person would be considered utlanning.
I realize that internet friends are not always quite the same as in-person friends. So let me just say that some of my best friends are bla . . I mean Christian. But let me share this one other thing with you. I was reading a book called "Christ Plays in 10,000 Places" and this author was relating a childhood tale wherein he got his ass whooped for being a "Jesus Pansy." Well one day he snaps and attacks the kid telling him to "say uncle!" The bully refuses and then the author's Christianity kicks in. He tells the bully, "Say 'I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior!" The author claims he said it. I found that such a laughable and disgusting lie I had to put the book down.
I think I'd get some reverse Grinch action going if someone tried to force me to say anything even remotely close to that. The strength of ten men! "NEEEEVAAAAHHH!"
Just watched the documentary "Jesus Camp." It really bothers me when people say "In Jesus name." Now, I don't care where you put the apostrophe; it can be "Jesus'" or "Jesus's" for all I care, but the possessive must be sounded out!
Why, yes, I am--well, not exactly 'from' the North Shore, because I have lived in so many places that I am not from anywhere really, but I lived--yes, in Lynn!--for five years, and New England and the Boston area in particular is more home than any other place has been so far. I see you have a New England wordlist: wicked awesome! :D The names of places and things in those parts are terribly fascinating.
Fascinating. Funny how I get all excited thinking I'm interacting with exotic people from foreign lands and no, you're a bloody Yank. ;-)
And I figured that was a Korean name or something. Color me ign'ant. I'm a walking stupid American stereotype. Although the name actually has an increased coolness factor for me, now that I know it's got cool obscure meanings and isn't just "Joe" or "Bill" in another language.
If I tell you that I'm an American English major teaching English in S. Korea, can I still keep the compliment?
Abraxas is the name of a gnostic god. Zugzwang is a chess move where you force your opponent to make an unfavorable move. There are a number of pronunciations, but I believe the correct way is toosktsväng.
I've got to ask: how do you pronounce your name? I keep thinking it's "abe racks iss zugs wang" but I've probably butchered it with my typical American naïveté. Is that your actual name or a pseudonym? I'm incredibly unaware of Korean names, spellings, and accents. I should compliment you on your excellent English skills as well; is it a second language for you?