winddancer has looked up 38 words, created 24 lists, listed 375 words, written 21 comments, added 2 tags, and loved 5 words.

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  • Refers to the practice of selecting brides via matchmaker who paired bride and groom using photographs and family recommendations of the possible candidates, similar to the idea of mail-order bride

    July 16, 2009

  • A form of abrogation. It's a cultural gap formed when appropriations of a colonial language insert unglossed words, phrases or passages from a first language or concept, allusions or references that my be unknown to the reader. Such words may become synechdochic of the writer's culture. The inserted language stand for the colonized culture in a metonymic way and its resistance to translation and interpretation creates a gap between the writer's culture and the colonial culture.
    -Key concepts in post-colonial studies, Ashcroft et al.



    July 16, 2009

  • general term for discrepancy between the chronological order of events and the order in which they are related in a plot. Includes analepsis and prolepsis

    July 16, 2009

  • I believe 'kan' means "ancient Chinese" 'ji' means "character, letter"

    July 16, 2009

  • japanese- setsubun. Apparently involves ritualistic chasing of devils out of the house, for good luck.

    July 16, 2009

  • Apparently, this means "old long since" "long long ago". It's the title of Robert Burns' poem and it was used, I believe, by several other poets.

    July 16, 2009

  • I believe in fires at midnight ---
    When the dogs have all been fed.
    A golden toddy on the mantle ---
    A broken gun beneath the bed.
    Silken mist outside the window.
    Frogs and newts slip in the dark ---
    Too much hurry ruins the body.
    I'll sit easy ... fan the spark
    Kindled by the dying embers of another working day.
    Go upstairs ... take off your makeup ---
    Fold your clothes neatly away.
    Me, I'll sit and write this love song
    As I all too seldom do ---
    Build a little fire this midnight.
    It's good to be back home with you.

    Jethro Tull

    July 16, 2009

  • jap. chooyoo, around mid October

    July 16, 2009

  • Milky Way.

    July 16, 2009

  • Full moon of September, corresponding to the fifteenth of the eighth lunar month.

    July 16, 2009

  • Sounds of autumn- wind in dry leaves, the whisper of fallen leaves which are being trodden on,insects...

    July 16, 2009

  • the green disappears and gives place to bronze, red and yellow tones which create unique autumn aura of beautiful “golden autumn�?, especially during sunny weather.
    The term is often used in Poland.

    July 16, 2009

  • also called "evening glory"

    July 16, 2009

  • A lot of festivals take place during summer.

    July 16, 2009

  • jap. tango, May 5

    July 16, 2009

  • In summer

    July 16, 2009

  • jap. koromogae. Starting to wear summer clothes

    July 16, 2009

  • jap. kigan.

    July 16, 2009

  • Jap. Saigyooki, around 10th March.

    July 16, 2009

  • jap. nehane, arund 15th march. Buddha's Nirvana anniversary.

    July 16, 2009

  • jap. hinamatsuri, takes place on March 3rd.

    July 16, 2009

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