I will be back; I don't know when.
Month: August 2007
I’ve always kind of wondered.
I'm not Catholic or Catholic-lite (Anglican, Lutheran, etc), so I've never really been sure of what period of time this covered. Now I know. Advent 1. a. In the ecclesiastical calendar, the season immediately preceding the festival of the Nativity, now including the four preceding Sundays. b. Advent Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent, the … Continue reading I’ve always kind of wondered.
Well, I’ve never heard of it.
A fairly common word, especially when talking about weather, it seems. It's not one that I remember running across, but I may have just skimmed past it and thought of its near cousin "convection". And it's our first word from meteorology and oceanography!advectiona. Meteorol. The transfer of heat by the horizontal movement of the air. … Continue reading Well, I’ve never heard of it.
In the end there can be only one.
Well, not really. There are two words in English that have all the vowels and "y" in alphabetical order. One is "facetiously". What is the other? (Don't be looking it up on the internet until you've thought about it for a bit.) It'll show up in the comments eventually, either through someone guessing it or … Continue reading In the end there can be only one.
What can I say? I'm trying to take my mind off my frustration with the M's inability to gain any ground in their division while still enjoying the end of the baseball season. So that means more fun with the B-R.com Play Index! Yay! Just what everyone wanted! (Okay, probably just me, but you've got … Continue reading More baseball.
Buck, buck number two!
This word seemed like just another in a long list of related words that wouldn't be interesting enough to make it onto the blog until I got to the final sense. Fascinating. I would never have guessed.advancerHe who or that which advances.1. One who moves (a person or thing) forward or upward; a. physically (obs.); … Continue reading Buck, buck number two!
Won’t catch me with that.
What a great word. Here's one to spring on my father-in-law, if he doesn't read this blog and find out about it before I have a chance, that is. And, of course, if you aren't acquainted with my father-in-law, that would also make it difficult to surprise him with this word.adunc, a.Hooked; bent inward.
New poll, same as the old poll.
Well, mostly. The wording is a bit different, but I think got the poll up that I intended to have up a while ago. It's still scheduled to end on Sunday. The question is, which of the four things could you not give up?
A corrupted word
I really hate that this word (and others like it) have been corrupted in modern usage. This word is often understood to mean very nearly the opposite of what it ought to mean and what I generally use it to mean. Some euphemisms are good and helpful, but this is one that should be avoided. … Continue reading A corrupted word
Politics and Religion
An interesting intersection of politics and religion. There is no way anyone would be able to make a reference like this today. Not because the separation of religion and politics is so stark, but because no one would understand the reference.Adullamite1. prop. An inhabitant of Adullam.2. a. A frequenter of the cave of Adullam. fig. … Continue reading Politics and Religion