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blueburner commented on the list film-tv-words
From Planet of the Apes. When Caesar asks permission to play in the redwoods, the doctor is amazed when Caesar first asks permission, identifying his outstretched hand as a supplicating gesture.
Most of the examples of this word use it in a religious context in relation to a Creator. But supplicants are found in many areas of life and work (as if those two things, life and work, are separate).
January 15, 2014
blueburner commented on the word kerfuffle
How would you profile the person who uses the word kerfuffle?
January 1, 2014
Amazed that an Iranian (Javadi) for whom English would be a second language would use this "niche" word in characterizing the actions of Carrie Mathison. Used a lot to refer to religious & political zealots; almost medieval. Also happened to be a perfect word choice to apply to Carrie. (Homeland)
Smiley summarizes what Toby Esterhase told Jim Prideaux after he was rescued from the Russians, advising him that he'd "have to become a lotus eater." (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy)
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