garyth123 commented on the word zed
zed's dead baby, zed's dead
October 13, 2011
garyth123 commented on the user ruzuzu
hope you get round to reading cod then, it's good!
April 24, 2011
April 23, 2011
garyth123 commented on the word hapax legomenon
I shall say this only once...
September 26, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word yon boy disnae ken if it's new year or new york
My workmate, who hails from Lossiemouth in the North of Scotland, uses this expression to suggest someone is confused, incompetent, or inebriated. Can also be used of a female by substituting the word boy with the word quine.
July 11, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word cho cho cho
A snazzy way to say goodbye, or perhaps cheerio, when ending a mobile 'phone (or cell phone) conversation. So cool:)
June 27, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word gruntfuttock
J Peasmold Gruntfuttock to be exact.
June 9, 2009
garyth123 commented on the user sionnach
May 19, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word boutros boutros ghali
Goodnight from the newsreaders on the Fast Show.
May 5, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word not half
garyth123 commented on the word the emerald aisle
Possibly the state of holy matrimony viewed from spinster or bachelorhood, in a grass is always greener way of looking at things.
May 2, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word information scent
The most important concept in the information foraging theory is information scent. (Wikipedia article on information foraging.)
World's Best Headlines: BBC News
"rich in information scent, clearly summarizing the target article"
Jakob Nielsen praises the BBC.
April 27, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word chef's special
See signature dish
April 26, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word signature dish
From the Wikipedia: At its weakest, the term can simply mean 'chef's specials' which are in no way unique or even particularly unusual.
April 25, 2009
Your culinary portfolio, or something equally absurd.
If you cook something a lot, enjoy cooking it and sharing it with others, what is it called?
Your signature dish.
garyth123 commented on the user reesetee
Do you mean in a Scottish accent?
April 20, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word moleskine
Ah, okay, I get in now, in English you don't sound the 'e' at the end.
Hey, thank you very much:)
garyth123 commented on the word azuki
アズキ, formerly spelled adzuki or misspelled aduki according to the Wikipedia. Aduki is how I've always referred to them and seem them referred to in whole food shops.
How is it pronounced?
garyth123 commented on the word tae
April 19, 2009
garyth123 commented on the user garyth123
I must apologise or apologize for my recent outburst but I went to see In the Loop yesterday afternoon, and Malcolm Tucker is something of an inspiration. The Scots: swearing, irn bru, whisky, heart attacks...
garyth123 commented on the word frae
garyth123 commented on the user aj_ka_27
Away and fuck off tae where ye fuckin' came frae then:)
garyth123 commented on the word seitan
garyth123 commented on the word schmuck
I understood that schmuck was the Yiddish word for the foreskin. See the Wikitionary entry on schmuck and eg Mel Brooks Starts Nonprofit Foundation To Save Word 'Schmuck'.
In the UK helmet is used in a similar sense.
April 12, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word cleeks
See Juist Scots Cleeks page.
garyth123 commented on the word owerance
Control, or authority.
See the Scots Language Centre Scots Language wedding on film.
Have not been able to log-in for a while due to stupidity on my part.
garyth123 commented on the word gravat
Winnie the Pooh has been translated into Scots.
James Robertson is the translator.
Itchy coo are the publisher.
Itchy Cool is their website for bairns.
garyth123 commented on the word impressionist
Mike Yarwood, Rory Bremner, John Culshaw and so forth. I'm sorry I don't know the names of any American impressionists.
March 28, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word iconic
I'm thinking of how Sir Sean Connery would pronounce "iconic site" at least in the mouths of what I think are termed impressionists. (Mike Yarwood not Monet.)
"SCOTLAND has won an international contest to host a cutting-edge operation which aims to transform the way companies run major projects around the world and is expected to create about 200 jobs at an iconic site near Glasgow." Hi-tech inward investment on course to create 200 jobs
Hi-tech inward investment on course to create 200 jobs
What is meant by an iconic site?
Jonathan Meades wrote recently about the overuse of this word: ICONIC: THE ADJECTIVE OF THE AGE
garyth123 commented on the word pessimism porn
"This is cruder stuff than I usually go for. Abstruse financial analysis provides a more satisfying jolt of fright, dread, and incomprehension. One god-awful prediction that dances through my head at three in the morning is the “coming dollar debasement trade,�? which will happen when the Chinese and the rest of the world give up, en masse, on our currency as a reserve. The leading nightmare peddlers see it as nothing less than the end of civilized America." Pessimism Porn nymag
garyth123 commented on the word boycott
March 26, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word goodwinism
Someone in a comment at the online guardian has suggested adopting this as a synonym for "greed" as a means of bringing lasting shame to Sir Fred Goodwin. In the manner of boycott.
garyth123 commented on the word 無
Does a dog have the buddha-nature?
March 23, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word come by
March 20, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word away
Run counterclockwise around the sheep.
Run round the sheep clockwise.
garyth123 commented on the word yow-trummle
the sheep shearing season
March 19, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word yow
garyth123 commented on the word laverock
A lark, or skylark.
March 18, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word watergaw
See The Watergaw at the poetry archive.
garyth123 commented on the word ephebiphobia
'We see children as pestilent'
March 17, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word takkesage
Robe chant or kesa verse.
garyth123 commented on the word spalpeen
Really Irish, but used for itinerant Irish workers who came to Scotland looking for work.
March 15, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word deign
March 14, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word structured trades
In the news today. RBS avoided £500m of tax in global deals.
The previous management, led by Sir Fred Goodwin - who is now retired with a £700,000-a-year pension - presided over a massive expansion of so-called "structured trades". These are huge deals across national borders, to make profit out of tax avoidance. They are not illegal, but secretively exploit gaps in different countries' tax laws.
March 13, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word pervert
In Scotland, a man who is more interested in women than in drinking, according to Billy Connolly.
March 10, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word autonoetic
Self-aware, or self-perceiving.
garyth123 commented on the word quality
In Scotland (and perhaps all of the UK) this word has a use where the meaning is intended to be something like excellent. And this use can sometimes be ironical.
March 9, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word philematology
The scientific study of kissing (according to the Wikipedia).
"Women are subconsciously more attracted to men whose major histocompatibility complex portion of their genome is different from their own, leading to offspring with resistance to a greater number of diseases due to heterosis, and thus having a better chance of survival."
March 8, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word cunt
In 2008 BBC4 screened a film which told the story of Mrs Mary Whitehouse (a campaigner against 'filth' on TV etc). The film had a couple of good jokes that were meant to suggest that Mrs Whitehouse was obsessed (perhaps neurotically) with sex. One of these was that her original name for her organistaion was—clean up national TV.
garyth123 commented on the word confederacy of dunces
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
March 6, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word up helly aa
A festival held in Shetland to celebrate the return of the light. Involves Viking costumes, and long ships.
March 5, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word up hellya
garyth123 commented on the word kipple
I prefer him to Burns.
March 2, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word scaffy
Not so much Scots I'd say as Scottish, for roadsweeper or rubbish collector.
February 27, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word malestream
See androcentrism. Has a suggestion of mainstream at least to my mind.
February 25, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word sac à linge
Recently I read a laundry bag with these words written on it.
February 24, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word schnachans
Gaelic for balls.
February 20, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word the oodle
What is the unit of measurement applied generally to commodities or articles which are available in gigantic quantities?
(This is one of Myles', Flann's:)
February 18, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word high time
In terms of altitude and fittingness describe the necessity of the open list catechism of cliche.
It's high time!
February 17, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word slaisterer
One who slaisters ie speaks drivel.
garyth123 commented on the word slaister
I suppose this means something like slaver.
You also hear it used as a noun—slaisterer.
garyth123 commented on the word democratic intellect
On turning to Davie's 'Epilogue' to The Crisis of the Democratic Intellect one reads that the central core of the idea of democratic intellect means the many - in his own words, 'the ignorant many' - sharing control with 'the few' (the experts) and through discussion arriving at a 'lay consensus' capable of revealing gaps in the expert's point of view (Davie 1986, p.262). There is more than a hint here of the relationship between the Scottish minister and his flock, each keeping the other up to scratch by mutual criticism, just as the minister's suspicion of the congregation was checked and balanced by the congregation's common sense scrutiny of the minister (Young 1996).
Re-Framing the Democratic Intellect
February 16, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word kamakiri
A praying mantis.
February 15, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word gumbo
Title of a Dr John album.
garyth123 commented on the word setsu
A Japanese clettering stick:)
garyth123 commented on the word lipogram
See eunoia quotes.
garyth123 commented on the word oxter scoosh
How do you get rid of oxter guff? Start using oxter scoosh! Deodorant that is.
garyth123 commented on the word spiorad a' charthannais
I did wonder about that, but not being a Gaelic speaker I had to rely on Alastair McIntosh's rendering. I found it in his book Soil and Soul.
The Spirit of Kindliness.
February 14, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word douche
Apparently a notorious example of a false friend.
February 13, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word catamite
I came across it in Anthony Burgess' novel Earthly Powers.
February 9, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word playing the pink oboe
A Sir Les Patterson euphemism for masturbation.
February 8, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word golliwog
Carol Thatcher used this term in relation to a black tennis player and was fired from a BBC show. Carol Thatcher is the daughter of the former Prime Minister Mrs Margaret Thatcher. On this week's The News Quiz one panellist commented I blame the parents.
See For me, golliwogs have lost their juju for an interesting view of the issues involved.
For me, golliwogs have lost their juju
garyth123 commented on the word cello scrotum
It's well known that playing the cello can do no harm to the privates; fiddling on the other hand...(this joke was first cracked by Jeremy Hardy on last week's News Quiz on BBC Radio 4).
February 7, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word vernacular economy
From Ivan Illich, and used by Alastair McIntosh in his book Soil and Soul to describe the way of life in the Hebrides before the rise of a money based economy (as late as the 1960s).
February 5, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word show a leg
Listening to Fry's English delight as I footle about on the web this Sunday PM.
Women on a ship were allowed to lie in bed for an hour longer by showing a leg.
Make that pootle.
February 1, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word up the wooden hill to bedfordshire
time for bed
garyth123 commented on the word go backward toward your behind
See lost in translation
garyth123 commented on the word ladybird
It seems to mean 'Our Lord's beast', or at least that is what the lieveheersbeestje part means, and that is the word I somewhere came across recently. However I picked up Meeldauwlieveheersbeestje when I thought of adding to the comments here. Meeldauwlieveheersbeestje seems to refer to the orange ladybird, and I've discovered that the orange ladybird feeds on mildew.
garyth123 commented on the word jo
A Scots word for sweetheart. Burns uses it John Anderson, my jo for example. Like other 2 letter words it can be very useful in Scrabble.
Meeldauwlieveheersbeestje in Dutch.
January 31, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word thurifer
garyth123 commented on the word philanthrocrisis
Horrible yet true.
Shaken survivors of economic blast ask: what went wrong?
January 30, 2009
garyth123 commented on the list your-number-s-up
You might want to add armstrong numbers aka narcissistic numbers.
January 28, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word narcissistic
In number theory a narcissistic number is a number that in a given base is the sum of its own digits to the power of the number of digits.
153 being a well known example.
See pluperfect digital invariant (PPDI)
garyth123 commented on the word scorchio
garyth123 commented on the word erra rerra perra
Long ago when the world was young BBC Scotland produced Stanley Baxter (a Scottish comedy actor) in his own show which included a section entitled Parliamo Glesgae, a spoof on a typical 60s language learning TV show.
This is the only Glasgow saying I remember from the show, and the reason for that is the very memorable phrase that was used to illustrate its meaning: erra rerra perra doos.
Imagine two young men on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow lasciviously eying the figures of young women as they pass by. When a particularly well endowed woman goes past one friend nudges the other and mutters erra rerra perra doos--there is a rare pair of boobs (I suppose you might render the word doos in this way).
Really Stanley Baxter was just making fun of the Glasgow accent.
garyth123 commented on the word bunnahabhain
Another Islay malt.
January 27, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word dendrofilous
John Wells and John Fortune wrote a very funny book about a man who loved trees. A Melon For Ecstasy.
January 26, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word trefusist
garyth123 commented on the word molyneux's problem
...whether a man who has been born blind and who has learnt to distinguish and name a globe and a cube by touch, would be able to distinguish and name these objects simply by sight, once he had been enabled to see.
garyth123 commented on the word lett
A member of a Baltic people constituting the main population of Latvia.
January 25, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word let's
Lithuanians and Letts do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love
garyth123 commented on the word the hood
A chap on the BBC's World This Weekend has just now helpfully informed us "That is, the neighbourhood." This was in a piece on the effect that Barak Obama is having on Black Amercian youth.
garyth123 commented on the word email bankruptcy
I've experienced email bankruptcy especially with Hotmail email accounts.
garyth123 commented on the word oiseau
The shortest word in the French language to contain all the vowels. Cf eunoia.
garyth123 commented on the word ventral tegmentum
"Even once we've found someone that we don't want to overlook, science has a thing or two to say about how to make love at first sight last a lifetime: 'To kickstart the levels of dopamine in the ventral tegmental, do novel things,' says Fisher. 'Constantly change your schedule so you never get bogged down in each other's routine.'" The Guardian Dating Supplement 24th January 2009.
garyth123 commented on the word perineum
"Sexual relations are better if the male perineum is in good shape." Tips from N Sarkozy's trainer Julie Imperiali. In The Guardian This Week What They Said of Saturday 24th January 2009.
garyth123 commented on the word deludin
What will it be - some soothing herb tea?
That might be just the thing
Lets say we spike it with deludin
Or else - maybe tonight a hand of solitaire
Steely Dan Gaslighting Abbie
An imaginary drug.
January 24, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word cara mia
One plush summer you come to me ripe and ready
And bad through and through
With that deep mystical soul synergy pumping steady
Between me and you
Lovin' all the beautiful work we've done, cara mia
And its barely july
If we keep on boppin until labor day
Lil miz abbie - bye bye
garyth123 commented on the word depression
...Some economists require a fall in GDP of 10 per cent or more before a recession would be referred to as a depression (see Wikipedia article on Depression (economics).
It would seem a depression hasn't been defined in the same way a recession has.
garyth123 commented on the word asin
@reesetee I have worked briefly for Amazon Dev Centre Scotland so asin means one and only one thing to me;)
January 23, 2009
Amazon Standard Identification Number
January 20, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word faq
I see what you mean chained_bear. No problem.
January 19, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word huckleberry
I've never read HF. (Veneration of Mark Twain is one of the roots of our current intellectual stalemate. Ignatius J Reilly:)
garyth123 commented on the word handbaggery
A word coined to describe Margaret Thacher's style especially in regard to controlling her cabinet. I think.
Ah I see. I couldn't really make sense of it. (Actually even with the knowledge that it's a reference to HF I still don't get it.)
This word occurs in the song Moon River.
c_b: what about the italic capital a: at How Do I Use This Site?
garyth123 commented on the word scotch
Most Scottish people would object to
of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
we're Scottish or Scots. Scotch nowadays would only really be used to refer to the drink, or eggs, or mist...well certainly not the people.
January 18, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word caller
Caller, fresh, cool. There is no exact English synonym for this word. " Caller herrin," " Caller haddie," and "Caller ow" are familiar cries to Edinburgh people, and to all strangers who
visit that beautiful city.
Sae sweet his voice, sae smooth his tongue,
His breath's like caller air ;
His very foot has music in't
When he comes up the stair.
MICKLE : There's nae Luck
about the House.
Upon a simmer Sunday morn,
When Nature's face is fair,
I walked forth to view the corn
And snuff the caller air.
BURNS: The Holy Fair.
From Mackay's Dictionary of Lowland Scotch.
A’ ye wha canna stand sae sicker,
Whan twice ye’ve toom’d the big
Mix caller oysters wi your liquor,
And I’m your debtor
If greedy priest or drouthy vicar
Will thole it better.
Auld Reekie’s 18th-century James Dean
garyth123 commented on the word natto
Natto miso is very nice.
garyth123 commented on the word flypin’ paper
Scottish for paper-folding, or origami. See Flypit Paper:-Origami in Scots.
In Scots this means fresh. Fergusson has a line I think about caller oysters (or whatever oysters is in Scots, I'll check).
garyth123 commented on the word as if
An exclamation intended to convey something like if only that were the case.
garyth123 commented on the word psychonaut
I first came across this word in connection with Robert Anton Wilson (or possibly Terence McKenna). The Psychonaut quotes Wilson using zetetic.
garyth123 commented on the word p implies q
At a recent conference of logicians there was only a single toilet facility for 600 attendees.
What stock example of a logical statement does this situation suggest?
January 17, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word gets up my goat
Or possibly gets my goat up.
garyth123 commented on the word gavagai
Should be gets on my goat I think. See WWW on get one's goat.
garyth123 commented on the word peaty
Often used to describe the flavours of single malts esp those from Islay esp Laphroaig.
garyth123 commented on the word what are you like
A form of gentle admonition.
garyth123 commented on the word web2.0
You are not there.
garyth123 commented on the word laphroaig
It's a distillery on the isle of Islay (pronounced Isla) Laphroaig. '...the name means "the beautiful hollow by the broad bay"' see Laphroaig at the Wikipedia.
Pronounced la froyg.
garyth123 commented on the word swither
Surely this is a verb. To swither means to be undecided, or something like that.
garyth123 commented on the word foo's doo
How people in Shetland say, "How are you?"
January 16, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word fit
The Scottish folk group Old Blind Dogs come from the North East of Scotland. They have a CD entitled "Fit?", which in Doric would mean "What?" (perhaps an exasperated "What?"). When I was viewing the Amazon page for "Fit?" once they were also trying to sell me aerobic fitness dvds, leotards, books on fitness etc. Most amusing.
In Doric fit means "what". It can also mean foot (Scots), and by extension shoe. And it can have its usual meaning in English. Therefore it is perfectly feasible that you may hear the following sentence uttered (and understood) in a shoe shop in the Aberdeenshire area:
Fit fit fits fit fit?
January 15, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word peradventure
It's a great book and he is a funny-sad character.
Changed my mind about this word as the awful Mr Thwaites in Slaves of Solitude uses it.
garyth123 commented on the word yeah but no but yeah
It seems to be yeah-but-no-but.
January 13, 2009
I take it this is what the Little Britain character says...or is it yeah but no but. Vicky Pollard...that's her.
garyth123 commented on the word dingleberry
see also dangleberry urban dictionary entry for a comparison of these two words
January 12, 2009
see also dangleberry
garyth123 commented on the word quantitative easing
Or rather he said that "printing money" was referred to as quantative easing by economists.
January 10, 2009
garyth123 commented on the user sheezy123
Please see mole-groomer.
James Naughtie said this AM that this meant "printing money".
garyth123 commented on the word mole-groomer
a person who encourages others (who are in possession of privileged information) to divulge whatever they may know and is to the public good, in other words, someone who encourages others to spill the beans.
garyth123 commented on the list lost-for-word
Well Edina is the poetical name for Edinburgh. But what do you call a palindrome at the level of words?
At the level of the words this is palindromic. Does anyone know if there is a word to describe this?
Yes I spotted that ambiguity a bit later but no I was just looking for an alternative for barber shop.
Yes I'm on Flickr but that wasn't my Flickr account with the barber shop photo. And I just recently added Wordie to my groups (I'm a sucker for this kind of thing).
And thanks gangerh for providing this list.
Ah yes so I see tonsorialist. Thank you reesetee.
No, I was thinking something more erudite sounding.
What is a fancy way of saying a barber shop?
garyth123 commented on the word hair miles
An Edinburgh tonsorialist advertises a loyalty scheme with a sign, with this phrase printed on it, placed in their shop window.
January 9, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word bunkering
to steal crude oil, according to the BBC on PM this evening (08/01/2009)
garyth123 commented on the word hesychasm
Stillness practices in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
January 8, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word hep
When it was hip to be hep I was hep. Dave Frishberg.
garyth123 commented on the word pyrite
I thought this was called pyrites -- fool's gold.
January 7, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word shinnyo
January 6, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word ugandan affairs
Sexual intercourse, see ugandan discussions.
January 5, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word didactic
Re Wordia -- I don't get it;)
garyth123 commented on the word omega 3
Nothing to do with the halting probability of a randomly chosen computer program, but something considered essential for good health:)
garyth123 commented on the word quaffage
I imagine that this has something to do with drinking beer.
garyth123 commented on the word uvavu
garyth123 commented on the word eranu
Vic and Bob's word for the right answer?
January 4, 2009
Vic and Bob's word for the wrong answer I think.
garyth123 commented on the list known-words
garyth123 commented on the word marque
Are you trying to take the piss? (An expression I dislike btw.)
garyth123 commented on the word lilliburlero
Tristram's Uncle Toby comes to mind.
Well it's not meant to be every word I know just the ones that stand out in my mind for some reason or other. It's meant in contradistinction to my wordies list which is a list of words that wordie has introduced me to. I've yet to master the venerable wordie skill of naming lists appropriately and/or amusingly.
garyth123 commented on the word umeboshi
I desperately need to improve my vocabulary; can you recommend any good internet resources;)
garyth123 commented on the word gaslight
The play Gaslight (which gives rise to the verb form of this word) was written by Patrick Hamilton.
garyth123 commented on the word loony dook
A dip in the waters of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry on January 1st. See dook.
January 3, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word 88
Of course as recently came to light this has significance for neo-Nazis.
The weirdest taste.
garyth123 commented on the word walpurgisnacht
The night on which Hitler and Goebels chose to commit suicide.
garyth123 commented on the word omega
Ω Chaitin's constant
garyth123 commented on the word wiki
quick, see wiki wiki
garyth123 commented on the word wiki wiki
garyth123 commented on the word 80:20 rule
see the principle of factor sparsity, or the law of the vital few, or the pareto effect
January 2, 2009
garyth123 commented on the word pareto effect
a small proportion of causes produce a large proportion of results aka the 80:20 rule
garyth123 commented on the word 劫
Ko, I believe.
garyth123 commented on the word pentimenti
plural of pentimento
garyth123 commented on the word ko
劫 (uncountable) in Go a game shape where the Ko rule, prohibiting repetitious play, applies.
garyth123 commented on the word dvorak
a t.fxrape nafrgy
garyth123 commented on the word hugely so to you all
Donald Trefusis--he was good.
garyth123 commented on the word shite and onions
Occurs somewhere in James Joyce's writings.
garyth123 commented on the word apodictic
garyth123 commented on the word coup de foudre
The Guardian used it today in connection with Harold Pinter and a poem he wrote for his wife Antonia Fraser and his first meeting her. It is here
I didn't know what foudre meant.
January 1, 2009
And how does it translate into English? (The internet is not very clear on answering the question.)
garyth123 commented on the word radiotelepathy
Freeman Dyson in today's The Guardian:
To make radiotelepathy possible, we have only to invent two new technologies, first the direct conversion of neural signals into radio signals and vice versa, and second the placement of microscopic radio transmitters and receivers within the tissue of a living brain.
...which ideas and inventions will provide humanity's next leap forward
garyth123 commented on the word hoots-toots
The kind of thing you're always reading in Stevenson and others.
He seemed grievously put out. "Hoots-toots," said he, "ca' cannie, man--ca' cannie! Bide a day or two. I'm nae warlock, to find a fortune for you in the bottom of a parritch bowl; but just you give me a day or two, and say naething to naebody, and as sure as sure, I'll do the right by you." Kidnapped
garyth123 commented on the word hoots toots
He seemed grievously put out. "Hoots-toots," said he, "ca' cannie, man--ca' cannie! Bide a day or two. I'm nae warlock, to find a fortune for you in the bottom of a parritch bowl; but just you give me a day or two, and say naething to naebody, and as sure as sure, I'll do the right by you."
garyth123 commented on the word thought experiment
Post credit crunch big science?
Thanks for the heads up on pusi... whatever it is. My words wot i misspell list is coming into its own (I knew it would). And happy new year to you!
garyth123 commented on the word gedankenexperiment
Or thought experiment even:)
garyth123 commented on the word gaussian unitary ensemble
Freeman Dyson spotted a connection--during a chance conversation with Hugh Montgomery--between quantum physics and the prime numbers.
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