Because after reading through about 30 variations on the word "adopt", I was ready to choose anything remotely interesting or out of the ordinary. Deal with it. ador The grain used in sacrifices, spelt.
I find myself often wondering about unlucky pitchers. They are so often tagged for things that aren't really their fault. Pitchers are the only players who have the team's wins and losses as an integral part of their stats. For example, Randy Johnson had about 5 of the unluckiest games in a row in 1999. … Continue reading Okay, last baseball post today.
Not that it will do you any good. Mel Stottlemyre walked 11 through 8 and a third and still recorded, not just the win, but a 2-0 shutout! Only 11 times since 1957 has a team walked 9 batters or more and still shutout the opposing team in 9 innings.
I was playing with BR.com's Play Index and decided to find out what the worst loss was in a game where a team only surrendered unearned runs. I figured it wouldn't be too high, 6 or 7 runs. Nope. The worst loss a team has suffered while having its pitchers improve it's ERA is 16-4. … Continue reading They scored how many?
Oh, man. I'm not even hungry right now and this stuff sounds good. adobo, n. 1. In Filipino cookery: a spicy stew, typically consisting of pork, poultry, or seafood cooked in a vinegar-based sauce, seasoned with garlic, soy sauce, bay leaves, and peppercorns. 2. Chiefly in Latin American cookery: a piquant spice mixture, marinade, or … Continue reading Mmmmm… Ethnic food…. *drooling noise*
As rah-rah! as I am for feminine forms of words to get more use, I have to say this one doesn't seem like it would be terribly useful. admonitrix A female admonitor; a monitress.
But it seems to me that Ephesians 6:4 has a different sense for this word than those listed in the OED. What do you think? admonition 1. The action of admonishing; authoritative counsel; warning, implied reproof. 2. An act of admonishing; a warning, reproof; an utterance or statement of grave counsel or censure, esp. of … Continue reading Maybe I’ve never understood it properly.
I recently watched The Hidden Blade, the second of three samurai movies from director Yoji Yamada. The first, Twilight Samurai, was an excellent film. The second was also good, but it didn't strike me as forcefully as the first. I'm not certain exactly why that was, but I have several ideas.I recall the main character … Continue reading Two down, one to go.
I like words like this which seem that they ought to be one way, but in fact would be incorrect if spelled in the conventional and expected manner. admixt, ppl. a. Mingled with; added as an ingredient.
I have made my century (ooh, cricket lingo!) in books for the year now. Book 100 is Neuromancer by William Gibson. It was pretty forgettable, but it was a short and quick read. Borrowed it from a friend who had pretty much the same opinion, I think. And this is the perfect occasion to compare … Continue reading Century mark.