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  • Mods should work on a new vocabulary for their assignations or consult classical sources ‘innamorata’, etc. to find words that are both accurate and subtle.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Did I Anger the Shinto Gods?

  • Interesting fact — the Powerblogs spellchecker handled the anglicized inamorata but not the Italian innamorata.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Did I Anger the Shinto Gods?

  • Io pero' mi sono trattenuta, e ho comprato tra le altre cose un altro album di Pink (non ci posso fare niente, sono troppo innamorata di lei) e ho deciso che potevo permettermi di spendere due dollari per un gruppo (a me) sconosciuto, solo perche' mi piaceva il nome: Codeine.

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  • Fernando arrived, springing up the steps after his innamorata, glittering with health and vitality.

    Tour de Force

  • In his youth Jacob Dombey, jun., had been pampered and petted beyond measure, his every whim being carried out even at great expense; arrived at the age of twenty-one he became enamored of a young lady whose father kept a small toy-shop on Notre Dame street, and nothing would content him but a marriage with the "Goddess," as his innamorata was called.

    The Mysteries of Montreal Being Recollections of a Female Physician

  • These serenades are, for the most part, given by a lover or friend to his _innamorata_, and the words are expressive of the tender passion; but there are also _serenate di gelosia_, or satirical serenades, when the most impertinent and stinging verses are sung.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • But the lad, finding himself thus unexpectedly enriched, sought neither his living father nor the relics of his dead mother, but had recourse to an _innamorata_ of his own, and passed three or four months in her delicious company.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • Hamlet had been impotent as regards his _innamorata_.

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • According to the custodian this lady was the painter's innamorata, and he set her in both places as a reward for her varying moods.

    A Wanderer in Venice

  • His blond _innamorata_ is a recent _divorcee_ of high social standing, noted for her sparkling wit and an unflagging exuberance of spirits.

    The Spenders A Tale of the Third Generation


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  • don't forget to bring





    hooray, wallabys! uh. wallabies? wallabees?

    July 29, 2008

  • Sorry for the earworm, but if it helps, I've got it too....uh, oh....

    The Love Shack is a little old place where

    we can get together

    Love Shack baby,

    Love Shack bay-bee.

    July 29, 2008

  • Not that OED, I was referring to the Online Etymology Dictionary.

    But I used to have the real OED on CD-ROM. I bet it's online subs now.

    PS: Yes, have a wallaby.

    July 27, 2008

  • ooh! are there fabulous prizes?

    --O(h)ED, i'm forcing myself to hold off on an online subscription until the fall, when i'm sure i'll be around to use it...the longing!

    July 27, 2008

  • And let's go to the OED:

    "female lover," 1651, from It. innamorata, fem. of innamorato, pp. of innamorare "to fall in love," from in "in" + amore "love."

    ding ding ding - points to bestiary!

    July 27, 2008

  • dontcry, why, oh why! do you realize what you've done? what's going to be singing in my brain --i'm siiinging in the braaain, just siiinging in the braain~ *clicks heels*-- all night?

    (innamorata and innamorato are the italian inamorata and inamorato are derived from, respectively.)

    July 27, 2008

  • Har!

    July 27, 2008

  • Hahaha!

    July 27, 2008

  • Love shack!

    July 27, 2008

  • You sure you didn't mean inamorata instead?

    A definition would be nice! :)

    July 27, 2008