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#206652 - 08/13/12 03:34 AM some questions to ponder..
Loc: this too shall pass
here are two that I've been pondering:
1) "it's the absolute opposite of a no-brainer" - given that a no-brainer is defined (by M-W) as something that requires a minimum of thought, what would the exact opposite word be?
2) consider the lyric for I’ll Do Anything by Jason Mraz:
“We can cool in the gang if you’d rather hang
Ain’t no thing. I can be lucubrious with you.”
Urban Dictionary suggests calm, cool, relaxed; the closest Latin root I can find is lūcubrāre , to work by artificial light [cf. lucubrate] - what's going on here?
2a) or is it related more to luculent, clear in thought or expression: lucid
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