For those not in the know, Tillamook is a regional dairy company well-known in the Pacific Northwest for very high-quality cheese, ice cream, etc.My wife was flipping through some advertisements yesterday and said "Oh, Tillamook beef jerky." (Pause) "What we do when the cows run dry."After picking myself off the floor a minute later and … Continue reading Did you ever know a cow that wasn’t?
Month: January 2008
I'm thinking of locking this blog away so it can be read by invitation only. That way, I can be a bit more frank about some things. (Or so the world at large can't notice that I don't post very often.) Thoughts? Anyone? Bueller?
Pallbearing and other traditions
An excellent post from First Things.
Next generation technology... today!
Belated book reviews
I'm falling way, way behind with the book reviews I intended to do. I don't think I've done one since last November or something and I've read quite a few new books since then.So, with no further ado, book reviews in brief.The Philosophy of Tolkien by Peter Kreeft was pretty good. It was less about … Continue reading Belated book reviews
Not a dipthong
I'm particularly fond of words with an "-ish" suffix. They always seem a little less than real and serious to me. aguish, a.1. Of the nature or character of an ague.2. Having a tendency to produce ague.3. Subject to ague.4. fig. Resembling an ague, in shakiness or intermittency; a. quaking, shivering, shaky; b. coming by … Continue reading Not a dipthong
Ain’t you never played cricket before?
The second meaning is perhaps a play on the traditional ineptitude of rustic folk. Interesting that this particular word was chosen, I think. agricultural, a.a. Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with husbandry or tillage of the ground.b. slang. Applied to a clumsy stroke in cricket.c. agricultural ant: a species of ant, such as the … Continue reading Ain’t you never played cricket before?
*mumble, mumble, mumble*
Apropos, I think. The word sounds about what you would sound like were you in this state. From the Greek.agomphious, a.Toothless.
Madame Tussaud, please call your office
Another interesting etymology. This word comes from the Greek for leading or guiding.agogic, a.1. Of or pertaining to modelling in wax.2. Mus. [G. agogik (Riemann 1884).] Applied to a kind of accent consisting in a lengthening of the time-value of the note. Also agogical a. So agogics, the use of agogic accents.
Chef Boyardee doesn’t count
Makes me hungry.agnolotti, n. pl.A variety of pasta in the shape of small half-moons or squares, filled with minced meat, and served either in broth or with a sauce. Cf. RAVIOLI n. pl., TORTELLINI n. pl.