nicseow commented on the word immiserizing
Immiserizing growth:Economic growth that makes the country worse off. Bhagwati (1958) coined this term for growth that expands exports and worsens the terms of trade ...www-personal.umich.edu/~alandear/glossary/i.html
August 15, 2008
nicseow commented on the word cinquespotted
Stephen Dedalus alludes to Imogen in Ulysses, referring to the episode in which Iachomo observes the mole on her breast: "Ravisher and ravished, what he would, but would not, go with him from Lucrece's bluecircled ivory globes to Imogen's breast, bare, with its mole cinquespotted."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imogen_(Shakespeare)
February 24, 2008
nicseow commented on the user jennarenn
This might come a little late, but:why, thank you!
January 29, 2008
nicseow commented on the word viatic
We came to know the curious roadside species, Hitchhiking Man, Homo pollex of science, with all its many sub-species and forms: the modest soldier, spic and span, quietly waiting, quietly conscious of khaki’s viatic appeal; the schoolboy wishing to go two blocks; the killer wishing to go two thousand miles; the mysterious, nervous, elderly gent, with brand-new suitcase and clipped mustache; a trio of optimistic Mexicans; the college student displaying the grime of vacational outdoor work as proudly as the name of the famous college arching across the front of his sweatshirt… (Lolita 159)
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