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  • See https://medievalbooks.nl/2018/09/20/me-myself-and-i/

    September 24, 2018

  • playing

    September 24, 2018

  • Paldies, vendingmachine! I hadn't heard that one before--though it fits perfectly with bird's milk and blooming fern.

    September 24, 2018

  • I think that there surely has got to be

    At least a faint taint of hypocrisy

    In places that get

    Their guests very wet

    And call the procedure hydropathy.

    September 24, 2018

  • Demure to ensure there’s no blame cast

    The coy maid is cautiously shamefast.

    By blushes and sighs

    She cleverly tries

    How long she can make the old game last.

    September 23, 2018

  • See skein.

    September 23, 2018

  • Skein

    1 or less commonly skean or skeane \ˈskān \ : a loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel

    2 : something suggesting the twists or coils of a skein : TANGLE

    3 : a flock of wildfowl (such as geese or ducks) in flight

    Definition of Skein (Entry 2 of 2)

    transitive verb

    : to wind into skeins

    skein yarn

    September 23, 2018

  • Windows term for User Account Control

    the computer protection based on approval popups which you get when you try to run an unknown executable in Windows.

    September 22, 2018

  • The certainty of space, increase, freedom, futurity,

    In space, the sporades, the scatter’d islands, the stars—on the firm earth, the

    lands, my

    lands;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • The

    States,

    each for itself—the money-makers;

    Factories, machinery, the mechanical forces—the windlass, lever, pulley—All

    certainties,

    The certainty of space, increase, freedom, futurity,

    In space, the sporades, the scatter’d islands, the stars—on the firm earth, the

    lands, my

    lands;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • I love the 'oblique approach' definition of this word! That's a fantastic connotation and one I plan on using in my own writing!!

    September 22, 2018

  • The sachem blowing the smoke first toward the sun and then toward the earth,

    The drama of the scalp-dance enacted with painted faces and guttural exclamations,

    The setting out of the war-party—the long and stealthy march,

    The single-file—the swinging hatchets—the surprise and slaughter of enemies;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • The departing ships, when the sailors heave at the capstan;

    —Evening—me in my room—the setting sun,

    The setting summer sun shining in my open window, showing the swarm of flies, suspended,

    balancing

    in the air in the centre of the room, darting athwart, up and down, casting swift shadows

    in

    specks

    on the opposite wall, where the shine is;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • feuillage

    nm foliage, leaves pl

    https://mobile-dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/feuillage

    AMERICA always!

    Always our own feuillage!

    Always Florida’s green peninsula! Always the priceless delta of Louisiana!

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • There once was a zealot named Wiggin

    Who practiced outlandish religion.

    Despite vulgar stares

    He said morning prayers

    Clad only in boots and a biggin.

    September 22, 2018

  • Twitter: Autocorrect just changed the word “explodes” to “expoodles”. Saw it do it with my own eyes. Is that even a WORD??

    September 22, 2018

  • Nevertheless, historical priority does not seem to me a sufficient reason to explain why the word fascism became a synecdoche, that is, a word that could be used for different totalitarian movements.

    -Umberto Eco

    September 21, 2018

  • “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”

    ― George Washington

    September 21, 2018

  • A beam of bright light was once set upon

    By ambushers with a sly etalon,

    Their ingenious aim -

    To make the beam lame

    And harness the hitch in its get along.

    September 21, 2018

  • For ruzuzu:

    Kad pūcei aste ziedēs ("When an owl's tail blooms")

    September 21, 2018

  • The Popular Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1918)

    "I drank two cocktails, three glasses of sherry, a quart of champagne and several ponies of Cointreau. The show seemed to get better and better as it went ...


    1. pony a small drinking glass or the drink contained in it.

    September 21, 2018

  • British verb (transitive) to bury together

    September 21, 2018

  • dialectal, British

    : a sheep, ox, or horse that has lived through two winters.

    September 21, 2018

  • chiefly southern Africa

    : a gait in which the horse moves both near and both off legs alternately and which somewhat resembles the amble

    September 21, 2018

  • To reduce the staff numbers of a company to such low levels that work can no longer be carried out effectively.

    September 21, 2018

  • "The term psychogeography was invented by the Marxist theorist Guy Debord in 1955. Inspired by the French nineteenth-century poet and writer Charles Baudelaire’s concept of the flâneur – an urban wanderer – Debord suggested playful and inventive ways of navigating the urban environment in order to examine its architecture and spaces.


    The reimagining of the city proposed by psychogeography has its roots in dadaism and surrealism, art movements which explored ways of unleashing the subconscious imagination. Tristam Hillier’s paintings such as La Route des Alpes 1937 could be described as an early example of the concept.

    Psychogeography gained popularity in the 1990s when artists, writers, and filmmakers such as Iain Sinclair and Patrick Keiller began using the idea to create works based on exploring locations by walking."

    -https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/p/psychogeography

    September 21, 2018

  • An elite unit of the Norwegian police that investigates organized crime and missing persons, for example. They have specialized technical and forensic expertise. They are currently investigating the disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, a Dutch cybersecurity expert for Wikileaks. "Arjen Kamphuis is a Digital Self Defence professional. Every day he helps people keep their secrets safe in the digital world. He has seen firsthand how government-funded spying, hacking and security programs fall into the wrong hands and cause more harm than good. He argues that it is time we all start keeping ourselves safe by taking responsibility for our own digital defenses and letting go of the idea that we’re just not smart enough to adapt."

    September 20, 2018

  • ¢¢

    September 20, 2018

  • https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2014/03/15/new-in-pointlessly-gendered-products/

    Men's Bread, Fairy Hearts Turkey Pork Sausage, boys walking rein and harness (blue), girls walking rein and harness (pink), pet shampoo (for him, for her).

    Pinterest collection: https://www.pinterest.com/socimages/pointlessly-gendered-products/

    lip balm engineered for men, water for men, etc.

    September 20, 2018

  • cultural tropes (like pointlessly gendered products)

    September 20, 2018

  • "In 1966, the late sociologist Robert Bellah presented a now-classic essay, “Civil Religion in America.” The essay is about religion in public life, and how American politicians created a sense of shared national identity around general religious claims. Since then, sociologists and political theorists have argued about how inclusive civil religion really is (Does it include atheists or other minority groups who aren’t Christian? Lots of Americans don’t seem to think so.), but the theory is useful for highlighting how much of American political life takes on a religious tone."

    --https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2018/07/

    September 20, 2018

  • "The ad blocker should not be seen as a selfish technology. It is a socialist cudgel—something that forces otherwise lazy capitalists to find new and inventive ways to make their creations sustainable. Ad blockers are one of the few tools users have to fight against the need to monetize fast and big because it troubles the predictability of readily traceable attention."

    --https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2015/09/23/full-communism-is-the-ultimate-ad-blocker/

    September 20, 2018

  • "Based on observations of three technology-rich Bay Area middle schools, Rafalow examined whether the skills students develop through digital play are considered cultural capital — skills, habits, and dispositions that that can be traded for success in school and work."

    --https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2018/09/12/schools-selective-screening/

    September 20, 2018

  • Good beer is one of life’s fine things,

    Consoling our dry stomach linings;

    So God bless the brewer!

    Let’s never have fewer

    Of vats and of casks and of finings.

    September 20, 2018

  • Jenny Edkins (Trauma and memory politics) explores how we remember traumatic events such as wars, famines, genocides and terrorism. She argues that remembrance does not have to be nationalistic but can instead challenge the political systems that produced the violence. Using examples from the World Wars, Vietnam, the Holocaust, Kosovo and September 11th, Edkins analyzes the practices of memory rituals through memorials, museums and remembrance ceremonies. This wide-ranging study embraces literature, history, politics and international relations, in an original contribution to the study of memory.

    September 20, 2018

  • "Ukraine’s memory politics do not exclude women entirely. In 2016, the UINM chose to focus on women when commemorating the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The title of the institute’s project was “War makes no exceptions. Female history of the Second World War”. The intention to focus on women’s experiences in order to “reveal the criminal nature of war” seems admirable. But the 12 stories of both military and civilian women chosen by the UINM simply replicate a male pantheon rather than challenge the very tradition of glorifying the war through its heroes. The difference is that the male heroes are celebrated every year, whereas the female figures only once in a while, as part of a special project."

    --What place for women in Ukraine's memory politics? https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/olesya-khromeychuk/what-place-for-women-in-ukraine-s-memory-politics

    September 20, 2018

  • Such laws, however, do not have to pass to have a chilling effect. In 2014, I met Kyrgyz LGBTQI organisation Labrys, who said that lesbians and trans men already faced corrective rape, and gay men and trans women were often beaten and sometimes killed. Such attacks have since intensified. Soon after I went back to London, Labrys shut down their Facebook page, and had to sell the house where I first met them after it was subjected to an arson attack in 2015. They resurfaced last year, and in March I returned to Bishkek to meet a new generation of activists who, amidst the confusion and hostility, are fighting to make Kyrgyzstan more open to diversity of gender and sexuality.

    --https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/juliet-jacques/fear-and-loathing-in-kyrgyzstan

    September 20, 2018

  • good sity

    September 19, 2018

  • Miss Grundy was quite at a loss

    To find a light comment to toss,

    So breathlessly viewed

    That arrogant nude,

    The fleshless, compelling kouros.

    September 19, 2018

  • From The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia:

    "n. A name given by Berzelius to the substance to which the red color of leaves in autumn is due."

    September 18, 2018

  • ‘Mongst hulking great vessels of war

    That bristle with weapons galore

    The humble patache

    With nimble panache

    Still flits between ship’s side and shore.

    September 18, 2018

  • Thank you kindly, zuzu.

    September 18, 2018

  • "'Mangkhut'" (Thai pronunciation: |māŋ.kʰút|) is the Thai name for the mangosteen."

    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Typhoon_Mangkhut&oldid=860020566

    September 17, 2018

  • Also see comment on pataphysical.

    September 17, 2018

  • "|Paul| McCartney's wife Linda said that he had become interested in avant-garde theatre and had immersed himself in the writings of Alfred Jarry. This influence is reflected in the story and tone of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", and also explains how McCartney came across Jarry's word "pataphysical", which occurs in the lyrics."

    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Maxwell%27s_Silver_Hammer&oldid=859775445

    See pataphysics.

    September 17, 2018

  • Excellent. You might also like these hogwash and humbug-and-bafflegab lists.

    September 17, 2018

  • Here's a nice bit from The Century:

    "Synonyms Accurate, Correct, Exact, Precise, Nice, careful, particular, true, faithful, strict, painstaking, unerring. Of these words correct is the feeblest; it is barely more than not faulty, as tested by some standard or rule. Accurate implies careful and successful endeavor to be correct: as, an accurate accountant, and, by extension of the meaning, accurate accounts; an accurate likeness. Exact is stronger, carrying the accuracy down to minute details: as, an exact likeness. It is more commonly used of things, while precise is used of persons: as, the exact truth; he is very precise in his ways. Precise may represent an excess of nicety, but exact and accurate rarely do so: as, she is prim and precise. As applied more specifically to the processes and results of thought and investigation, exact means absolutely true; accurate, up to a limited standard of truth; precise, as closely true as the utmost care will secure. Thus, the exact ratio of the circumference to the diameter cannot be stated, but the value 3.14159265 is accurate to eight places of decimals, which is sufficiently precise for the most refined measurements. Nice emphasizes the attention paid to minute and delicate points, often in a disparaging sense: as, he is more nice than wise."

    September 17, 2018

  • Well done, qms!

    September 17, 2018

  • See cloud-cuckoo-land.

    September 17, 2018

  • See cloud cuckoo land.

    September 17, 2018

  • The curse of the bashful winebibber

    Is drink at the first makes him glibber

    But eloquence fades,

    The right word evades

    And soon he’ll do no more than gibber.

    September 17, 2018

  • Vox did an article on this word.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnIDL-eHOs

    How it started from Boston and spread through the Telegraphs.

    September 17, 2018

  • Blasphemers will profane the altar

    And read from a mischievous psalter.

    Some, without qualms

    Will distort the psalms;

    Instead of true preaching they palter.

    September 16, 2018

  • avell = 1. to tear away, pull away; 2. pull up.

    September 16, 2018

  • Her enemies cruelly abuse her

    And call her a heartless Medusa.

    Such charges are wild;

    She’s really quite mild,

    No more than a creepy empuse.

    September 15, 2018

  • This term came from  the IT Crowd TV show episode 'The Internet',  but it has some history, and can be seen on Twitter in reference to the organizations that decide on internet standards.

    There was once a reference to  'Ethernet elders' in Info World.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=BjsEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA46&dq=elders+internet

    March 14 1994 , Info World

    I don't think this is the actual root of this term. 


    E. of The Internet spotted in Internet Engineering Task Force document https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-elders-social-media-apology-00 - July 2018

    see also 'elder days' at the Jargon File. http://catb.org/jargon/html/E/elder-days.html   This version of Jargon File is from the late 90's.

    Version 2.1.1 had the first reference to 'elder'

    "1. To attach a removable storage volume to a machine.

       In elder days and on mainframes this verb was used almost

    exclusively of tapes; nowadays (especially under UNIX) it is more

    likely to refer to a disk volume"


    Version 2.8.2 had the first Lord Of the Rings based reference to elders.

    March 23 1991

    elder days: n. The heroic age of hackerdom (roughly, pre-1980); the

    era of the PDP-10, TECO, ITS, and the ARPANET. This

    term has been rather consciously adopted from J. R. R. Tolkien's

    fantasy epic `The Lord of the Rings'. Compare Iron Age;

    see also elvish.


    A google books search will find some instances of 'elders' in the 1990's referring to the groups that decide on internet and ethernet standards.

    September 16, 2018

  • At the Pasteur Institute in Paris Mechnikov was engaged in work associated with the establishment of his theory of cellular immunity, which, like many great advances in science, encountered considerable hostility. He published, during this period, several papers and two volumes on the comparative pathology of inflammation (1892), and his treatise entitled L’Immunité dans les Maladies Infectieuses (Immunity in infectious diseases, 1901). In 1908 he was awarded, together with Paul Ehrlich, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

    He coined the word gerontology in 1903.

    September 15, 2018

  • Gerontology is the study of the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of aging. The word was coined by Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov in 1903. The field is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment of existing disease in older adults. Gerontologists include researchers and practitioners in the fields of biology, nursing, medicine, criminology, dentistry, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, economics, [political science, architecture, geography, pharmacy, public health, housing, and anthropology.

    September 15, 2018

  • Biomedical gerontology, also known as experimental gerontology and life extension, is a sub-discipline of biogerontology that endeavors to slow, prevent, and even reverse aging in both humans and animals. Most "life extensionists" believe the human life span can be increased within the next century, if not sooner. biogerontologists vary in the degree to which they focus on the study of the aging process as a means of mitigating the diseases of aging or extending lifespan, although most agree that extension of lifespan will necessarily flow from reductions in age-related disease and frailty, although some argue that maximum life span cannot be altered or that it is undesirable to try. The area of geroscience is a recently formulated interdisciplinary field that embraces biomedical gerontology as the center of preventing diseases of aging through science emerging at the interface of the biology of aging and age-related disease.

    September 14, 2018

  • a triple rhyme wotd limerick. what a time to be alive.

    September 14, 2018

  • Found another. Check out write--2.

    September 14, 2018

  • Hm... pyrolytic, motor pool, Jonbar hinge, pariah dog and zopilote, contrail, gyrodyne, gum....

    Yup. An ideal list.

    September 14, 2018

  • "Chicken eyeglasses, also known as chickens specs, chicken goggles, generically as pick guards and under other names, were small eyeglasses made for chickens intended to prevent feather pecking and cannibalism. They differ from blinders as they allowed the bird to see forward whereas blinders do not. One variety used rose-colored lenses as the coloring was thought to prevent a chicken wearing them from recognizing blood on other chickens which may increase the tendency for abnormal injurious behavior."

    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chicken_eyeglasses&oldid=826144795

    September 14, 2018

  • The pirates triumphant are plunder-drunk,

    Their hardships for now all in wonder sunk,

    Engorged with their loot

    Of viands and fruit,

    Forgetting their dinners of dunderfunk.

    September 15, 2018

  • The Camelot ladies adore it

    But knights of the table deplore it.

    For questing you need

    Some strong ale and mead.

    You can’t hunt the Beast drinking morat.

    September 13, 2018

  • See also Questing Beast.

    September 13, 2018

  • The Questing Beast, or the Beast Glatisant (Barking Beast), is a monster from Arthurian legend. It is the subject of quests undertaken by famous knights such as King Pellinore, Sir Palamedes, and Sir Percival.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questing_Beast

    September 13, 2018

  • Despite the blog, this term pre-dates Reddit. https://books.google.ca/books?id=A5F5MRJl98YC&pg=PT79&dq="trash+panda";

    2009 example.

    September 13, 2018

  • mind + illusion + millusion

    September 12, 2018

  • Arrived here after looking up motor. What a fun list!

    September 12, 2018

  • "...so-called sneaker waves sometimes claim lives of the unwary along the coast of the Pacific Northwest.

    Tuba Ozkan-Haller, a wave researcher at Oregon State University, recommends that when people go to the beach in Northern California, Oregon and Washington state — which because of the nature of the coastline are susceptible to sneaker waves — they study the wave action and ensure escape routes aren’t blocked by rocks or cliffs."

    September 12, 2018

  • OED

    wist. - To have cognizance or knowledge of; to be aware of; to know (as a fact or an existing thing).

    September 12, 2018

  • “Oh, mirror,” he asked, “Dost thou wist

    If better than I could exist?”

    The dun-colored prism

    Of his dullardism

    Showed only his face in the mist.

    September 12, 2018

  • "Security incident and event management"

    - wikipedia

    This is a computer security term. I keep seeing it and having to look it up.

    September 12, 2018

  • = murder

    September 11, 2018

  • An odd insult found on Twitter:

    "Wow #Uganda under the repulsive and primitive cow #Musevi is like a zoo...chei! Just like #Cameroon under our own piece of wet diarrhea president..."

    Isn't diarrhea always wet? Is there such a thing as dry diarrhea?

    September 11, 2018

  • The second week, Winer let him cut meat from bones and cut up scrap meat and grind it into hamburger, which was called chopmeat in the neighborhood.
    Betty Smith, Maggie-Now (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958), pp. 382-83. (The setting is Brooklyn shortly after World War I.)

    September 11, 2018

  • Denny was making soup greens. He walked along the bins, taking a wrinkled carrot, an outside stalk leaf of celery, pinched with wilt at the top, a tomato with a soft spot and a sprig of parsley. He put these in a twist of paper called a toot. When he had enough toots filled, he wrote a sign on a paper bag: Sale on Soup Greens. Only 5¢.
    Betty Smith, Maggie-Now (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958), p. 381 (The setting is Brooklyn, a few years after World War I.)

    September 11, 2018

  • Before the war, women' had worked as factory hands, store clerks, waitresses, telephone operators, typists, cashiers, housemaids and so forth . . .

    Now, most all jobs were open to them. They worked as trolley-car conductors, operated elevators, drew beer, worked milk delivery routes, replaced men in the post offices, wor cute uniforms and worked down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and were called yeomanettes. Men stopped giving them their seats in the subways.

    Betty Smith, Maggie-Now (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958), p. 256 ("The war" is World War I.)

    September 11, 2018

  • It was always a warm, sunny day with a sweet-smelling wind around the next corner. When Maggie-Now went to the baker's for the morning buns, there was usually a customer there who confided to the bakery woman: "I'm going to the cemetery in my shape today." That meant it was warm enough to go without a coat.

    Maggie-Now and her mother went to the cemetery in their shapes.

    Betty Smith, Maggie-Now (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958), p. 107 (The setting is Brooklyn, before World War I.)

    September 11, 2018

  • There isn't even an agreed upon term for multi-book readers. There are bibliophiles — lovers of books. There are bibliotaphs — hoarders of books, with the intent of keeping the books out of the hands of others. There's even a word for people who like to read in bed — librocubicularist. But no succinct way of summing up the act of reading more than one book at at time.

    But that doesn't mean the internet hasn't tried to come up with a term on their own. I've seen "parallel readers" (recently suggested in a Quora forum). "Polynarritivus," from a Bookstr article last year. And "poly-reader," from a 2010 NPR piece.

    Maddy Foley, How to Read More Than One Book at a Time, According to Reddit Users Who Do It, Bustle (Sept. 6, 2018)

    September 11, 2018

  • There isn't even an agreed upon term for multi-book readers. There are bibliophiles — lovers of books. There are bibliotaphs — hoarders of books, with the intent of keeping the books out of the hands of others. There's even a word for people who like to read in bed — librocubicularist. But no succinct way of summing up the act of reading more than one book at at time.

    But that doesn't mean the internet hasn't tried to come up with a term on their own. I've seen "parallel readers" (recently suggested in a Quora forum). "Polynarritivus," from a Bookstr article last year. And "poly-reader," from a 2010 NPR piece.

    Maddy Foley, How to Read More Than One Book at a Time, According to Reddit Users Who Do It, Bustle (Sept. 6, 2018)

    September 11, 2018

  • There isn't even an agreed upon term for multi-book readers. There are bibliophiles — lovers of books. There are bibliotaphs — hoarders of books, with the intent of keeping the books out of the hands of others. There's even a word for people who like to read in bed — librocubicularist. But no succinct way of summing up the act of reading more than one book at at time.

    But that doesn't mean the internet hasn't tried to come up with a term on their own. I've seen "parallel readers" (recently suggested in a Quora forum). "Polynarritivus," from a Bookstr article last year. And "poly-reader," from a 2010 NPR piece.

    Maddy Foley, How to Read More Than One Book at a Time, According to Reddit Users Who Do It, Bustle (Sept. 6, 2018)

    September 11, 2018

  • There isn't even an agreed upon term for multi-book readers. There are bibliophiles — lovers of books. There are bibliotaphs — hoarders of books, with the intent of keeping the books out of the hands of others. There's even a word for people who like to read in bed — librocubicularist. But no succinct way of summing up the act of reading more than one book at at time.

    But that doesn't mean the internet hasn't tried to come up with a term on their own. I've seen "parallel readers" (recently suggested in a Quora forum). "Polynarritivus," from a Bookstr article last year. And "poly-reader," from a 2010 NPR piece.

    Maddy Foley, How to Read More Than One Book at a Time, According to Reddit Users Who Do It, Bustle (Sept. 6, 2018)

    September 11, 2018

  • There isn't even an agreed upon term for multi-book readers. There are bibliophiles — lovers of books. There are bibliotaphs — hoarders of books, with the intent of keeping the books out of the hands of others. There's even a word for people who like to read in bed — librocubicularist. But no succinct way of summing up the act of reading more than one book at at time.

    But that doesn't mean the internet hasn't tried to come up with a term on their own. I've seen "parallel readers" (recently suggested in a Quora forum). "Polynarritivus," from a Bookstr article last year. And "poly-reader," from a 2010 NPR piece.

    Maddy Foley, How to Read More Than One Book at a Time, According to Reddit Users Who Do It, Bustle (Sept. 6, 2018)

    September 11, 2018

  • There isn't even an agreed upon term for multi-book readers. There are bibliophiles — lovers of books. There are bibliotaphs — hoarders of books, with the intent of keeping the books out of the hands of others. There's even a word for people who like to read in bed — librocubicularist. But no succinct way of summing up the act of reading more than one book at at time.

    But that doesn't mean the internet hasn't tried to come up with a term on their own. I've seen "parallel readers" (recently suggested in a Quora forum). "Polynarritivus," from a Bookstr article last year. And "poly-reader," from a 2010 NPR piece.

    Maddy Foley, How to Read More Than One Book at a Time, According to Reddit Users Who Do It, Bustle (Sept. 6, 2018)

    September 11, 2018

  • Once crimes were resolved by MacGyver,

    That endlessly clever contriver.

    Now villains are caught

    More often than not

    By white-coated experts on livor.

    September 11, 2018

  • "In the eastern United States, the shafts of mattocks are often fitted with a screw below the head and parallel with it to secure the head from slipping down the shaft, but in the western United States, where tools are more commonly dismantled for transport, this is rarely done. When made to be dismantled, the shaft of a mattock fits into the oval eye of the head, and is fixed by striking the head end of the shaft against a solid surface, such as a tree stump, rock, or firm ground. The head end of the shaft is tapered outwards, and the oval opening of the iron head is similarly tapered so that the head will not fly off when used. The mattock head ought never be raised higher than the user's hands, so that it will not slide down and hit the user's hands."

    --https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mattock&oldid=855853143

    (I wonder whether lyron's father's mattock was actually from West Virginia.)

    September 10, 2018

  • Gello in Greek mythology, is a female demon or revenant who threatens the reproductive cycle by causing infertility, spontaneous abortion, and infant mortality. By the Byzantine era, the gelloudes (γελλούδες) were considered a class of beings. Women believed to be under demonic possession by gelloudes might stand trial or be subjected to exorcism.

    Gyllou, Gylou, Gillo, or Gelu are some of its alternate forms.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gello

    September 10, 2018

  • Plural of Gello.

    September 10, 2018

  • An acting achievement where tou win Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Grammy

    September 10, 2018

  • A cowboy not home on the range

    Is given to conduct that’s strange.

    In search of romance

    He’ll try hard to dance

    But only can lollop and brainge.

    September 10, 2018

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    September 10, 2018

  • The witch who was doc for the group

    Would steep an old napkin in soup.

    When spells went awry

    A broth of newt’s eye

    Would make a most excellent stupe.

    September 9, 2018

  • I sometimes wonder how 'real' the terms are when the terms are recycled in list compilation books.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=WipZDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT289

    September 9, 2018

  • A buyer who agrees to every extra proposed by the dealer, adding thousands to the price in the process.

    September 9, 2018

  • When a dealer has to finance even the down payment to sell a car.

    September 9, 2018

  • A dealership with a large selection of cars.

    September 9, 2018

  • A customer with excellent credit who pays the hefty down payment in cash.

    September 9, 2018

  • A customer whose credit is so bad that they can't possibly qualify for a loan.

    September 9, 2018

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