according to this book
http://books.google.ca/books?id=K18XAAAAYAAJ page 220, in the footnotes,
it comes from the name of an Irish Weapon
"Put the Gai- Bolga on him" they think it's an Americanism, but it's really from a Dickens book.
This refers to replacing your party leader 1 minute after polls close after the election.
In British Columbia, the polls close at 8 pm, and votes counting starts at 8:01 pm.
The 801 group strove to replace the Liberal party leader, but were thwarted by the fact that the party won the election.
seen posted by VMWare on LinkedIn.. and it has nothing to do with Craniometry. I like it when old words get a new meaning.
“…But I think there's a sense that there's change in the air. And that change is around horizontalization and that change is around software-consuming functionality. We can call it whatever we want. To me, this is the realization of network virtualization.” -Martin Casado, Chief Architect of...more http://ow.ly/kUL6o"
This is one of those words where dictionaries fail users. If you have to look up Theropod, it really doesn't help that the dictionary uses words like " saurischian" "Theropoda" - (nothing like a recursive definition) "Jurassic" "Cretaceous" : "bipedal locomotion, large jaws, and short forelimbs" - finally, after all the jargon they use plain english to describe a T-Rex.
"In 1994, a team was put together at GSFC to build a
cluster consisting only of commodity hardware (PC’s)
running LINUX, which resulted in the first Beowulf cluster
(later renamed Wiglaf). It consisted of 16 100Mhz 486DX4-
based PC’s. The PC’s were connected with 2 hub-based
Ethernet networks tied together with channel bonding
software so that the 2 networks acted like one network
running at twice the speed. This demonstration cluster
showed that one could utilize commodity hardware to build a
very cost effective, moderately fast computing platform. The
next year a 16 PC cluster, Beowulf II, Hrothgar, based on
100Mhz Pentiums was built and was about 3 times faster, but
also demonstrated a reliability comparable to the previously
mentioned MasPar MP-2"
1824 - Read
"An individual in Belmont county, has sold within the last six or eight weeks, seed to the amount of nearly 8300, and we have been informed that some of the wooden nutmeg folks have seized the opportunity of speculating, but instead of ..."
the article mentions a previous 'wooden nutmeg' scam to be outdone by fake tobacco seed scams.
LinkedIn Open Networker.
Someone who accepts all LinkedIn requests , and has thousands of connections.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sulemaan-ahmed/when-should-you-reject-linkedin_b_3162233.html?utm_hp_ref=tw "Some take a different approach, where they accept LinkedIn invites from anyone located anywhere. For them, size and scale matters and they even have a self-appointed acronym: LIONS (LinkedIn Open Networkers). I'll admit it right now: I'll never be a LION, and don't ever plan to have over 2,000 LinkedIn connections. But why not be LinkedIn LION? It's a pretty fancy term isn't it? "
- Sulemaan Ahmed - Huffington Post April 2013.
The National Cyclopedia of American Biography: Current volume - Volume 2 - Page 110
1891 - Snippet view - More editions
"This was accomplished by delivering to any such person a wooden nickel at the time of each visit to the bank. When each customer had accumulated twenty wooden nickels, he could present them at the bank and receive $1.00 in exchange."
Here we go... late 16th century.. french Anagramme.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=4A6qaY-NwjoC Ode sur l'anagramme du nom de tresnoble et tresuertueuse dame, Eleonor de Robertet, femme & compaigne de ... François de Mandelot... (Google eBook)
André Rossant, Coste
1578 - 8 pages
Eleonor de Robertet
is an anagram of
L'or de Bonte te redore.
"SLAC @SLAClab 9h
Is "macroscopicity" even a word? "Synopsis: Quantum-ness Put on the Scale" http://bit.ly/104mzQn via @APSPhysicsEd"
it appears yes, it is a word, used in science.
Soviet Physics: Solid state - Volume 3, Part 1 - Page 27
1961 - Snippet view - More editions
Furthermore, as in the case of dislocations these difficulties can sometimes be overcome by using the macroscopicity of the number of captured electrons. In actual fact, if the charge of the holes per unit of dislocation length is small compared ...
A lot of blogs and message boards automatically add 'nofollow' to user submitted links to help prevent spammers from benefitting from blog spam.
OpenStreetMap implemented 'nofollow' and it reduced comment spam a bit, but the dumber spammers out there will continue to waste their time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow
A Twitter concept plus the concept of the movie Inception (movie about dreams within dreams within dreams, where things get recursive.)
Ricky Gervais on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart - April 17, 2013.
"Today, on the the way here in the car, I tweeted, 'If no-one retweets this, I will give ten thousand pounds to charity' Hundreds of tweets, right. I said, I said, 'You're not listening. OK. If not one person retweets this, I'll give 15,000 dollars to charity.' right. 500 retweets . And then other people are going, 'Your followers are all idiots!', so I'm retweeting THAT! It's. It's like twitception, it's amazing."
These are ridges on the bottom of a bicycle fork which prevent a loose wheel from slipping out of a fork.
People 'file their lawyer tabs' in that they file down the ridges to they can change wheels faster, but this results in a front fork which can eject a loose front wheel.
from the 'examples' section.
" “Made popular by the late DJ Screw, and by legendary rap ground Three 6 Mafia, 'purple drank', aka 'sizzurp' is considered a recreational drug made by mixing medicated cough syrup containing codeine with soda and Jolly Rancher candy to enhance the taste.” Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post "
- The Royal Canadian Legion - a group of people who have been in the Canadian Military.
- The Legion Hall - the building which houses the Legion club, and has social events as well as alcoholic drinks.
In donut making, the 'bread' style donuts are cut out in ring shapes and allowed to rise in a proofing oven. The inner 'holes' are seperated out and allowed to rise as little ball shapes and then deep fried.
So a timbit tastes like a mini donut. Having been to Australia and eating TimTams once, timtams are like a chocolate/sugary treat.
I'm proud to say that I've been awarded the Canadian Heritage TimBit award for documenting these over 600 words for ice and snow. I was snowed in for 7 weeks, and had this list to occupy my time during those darkest days of winter.
Ironically, it has Enoch going 100 years into the future, to where we currently are, and we're now documenting these exact words.
'From page 234 of "Inglish Littracher 1890-1900" bi T. K. Nupton,
publishd bi th Stait, 1992.
Fr egzarmpl, a riter ov th time, naimed Max Beerbohm, hoo woz
stil alive in th twentith senchri, rote a stauri in wich e pautraid an
immajnari karrakter kauld "Enoch Soames"--a thurd-rait poit hoo beleevz
imself a grate jeneus an maix a bargin with th Devvl in auder ter no wot
posterriti thinx ov im! It iz a sumwot labud sattire, but not without vallu
az showing hou seriusli the yung men ov th aiteen-ninetiz took
themselvz. Nou that th littreri profeshn haz bin auganized az a departmnt
of publik servis, our riters hav found their levvl an hav lernt ter doo their
duti without thort ov th morro. "Th laibrer iz werthi ov hiz hire" an that
iz aul. Thank hevvn we hav no Enoch Soameses amung us to-dai!
"Since this -shall I call it Stylomania, seized my family, the whole house has been metamorphosed in the strangest manner. My old friends have deserted me and why? Because I can't give them a plain dinner as I used to do, a joint and a pudding, and a bottle of the right old fort, a kind of diet which, as one of them used to say, was what a man could eat and understand - but forsooth. I must now have a dozen dishes with strange names, and three or four kinds of wine that don't deserve that name at all, a change of plates at every mouthful, till dinner has become both a fatigue and a riddle - and ail this, because I am over-persuaded to do things in style; "
looking at a Hindi word list, mortar and cement is in English and Hindi. Looking at the etymology for these 2 words, would these have Indian roots? Or would they just have a common root from another source?
Lexicon Technicum x. 1725 John Harris.
a technical dictionary. This book contains Isaac Newton's theory of the moon. (in the moon section) Contains all the science and arts terms of the day. Also has nice pictures. http://books.google.ca/books?id=0GdEAAAAcAAJ The definition on Earthquakes is quite good: spoiler alert - Ocean Rising was totally predicted back then.
It's a group of people who's eyes were saved by their safety eyewear.
The company newsletter called it the Wise Owl Club, and features of the damaged eyewear.
You can be a machinist or a mechanic and get struck in the face with a projectile. Underground workers could get hit by fragments of rock.
The owl is famous for it's large eyes.
A search on Google books shows would of in print in 1922, so it's almost a hundred years old now.
To me, the Googlefight results are a way of quantifying the relative use of a phrase. I feel that when the usage becomes 1:1, it's no longer an uncommon way of spelling, and that the language has evolved, much to the dismay of 'strict grammarians' who cling to their Strunk and White.
"There are many Languages not reduced to any Rules of Grammar to this Day ; and before Mr Alex Gill Ben Johnson and Dost Wallis few undertook any Thing of this Nature for the English Tongue ; and one may almost dare to affirm the same of the German and other Languages of Europe and indeed it is a difficult Task to confine a living Language to Fetters and Chains which will assert its Liberty in Spight of Criticks and Grammarians "