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  • Strange as in totally inconsistent with the understanding of the world that many of the slaveowners held--an experience of cognitive estrangement upon encountering the behavior.

    June 5, 2009

  • Samuel Cartwright used the term in 1851 to describe the disease of laziness among slaves.

    June 1, 2009

  • Coined by Samuel Cartwright in 1851 and used to describe slaves who felt the strange burning desire to escape from the condition of slavery.

    June 1, 2009

  • Evelyn the dog, having undergone further modification, pondered the significance of short person behavior in pedal-depressed, panchromatic resonance and other highly ambient domains. "Arf," she said. -- Frank Zappa

    May 19, 2009

  • Evelyn, a modified dog, viewed the quivering fringe of a special doily, draped across the piano with some surprise. -- Frank Zappa

    It's unclear as to whether or not there should be a comma after "piano." When Frank sings/says it, there is no comma, and while it is more accessible with a comma, it works somewhat without.

    May 19, 2009

  • Uhhh, I believe this is actually Earl's partner/companion.

    May 19, 2009

  • "Uhh, hey mate, uhhh . . . about that truck you lent me . . ."

    The man stared truculently at the wall as the police officers asked him about the murder of the man he let borrow his vehicle.

    May 15, 2009

  • I tried it. The same thing happened as when I greased my iPhone. It's another way of verbing "void one's warranty." I tried to . . . what's the phrase . . . I tried to . . . well, 'bribe' will work . . . I tried to bribe the guy at the repair shop to overlook the warranty situation, but he wasn't buying it. Indeed, I bought it. Well, I don't mean that I "bought it," but . . . oh nevermind!

    May 15, 2009

  • For a reader without much lexycle experience, this word is a regular semecopia. Actually, it sounds like a (even more) pumped-up version of the good ol' BIA.

    May 15, 2009

  • Sounds like something you want to get.

    May 15, 2009

  • Undoubtedly another name for "The Adhesive of Truth" one can obtain by rolling three straight 19s on a 20-sided die when encountering the Giftisch-Holbytla Horse on Mansker's Island in the Forgettable Realms campaign.

    May 15, 2009

  • Some English translations of Theodor Adorno's Negative Dialectics use acribia un-italicized. Context suggests the Italian.

    It may, for no apparent reason and with no real evidence, mean the uncontrollable urge to run one's fingers up and down over one's extended lips while making a "buh" sound.

    Sionnach's understanding makes more sense than any of this, though.

    May 15, 2009

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