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making up for lost time [Re: jenny jenny] #213311
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PRIAMROSE PATH - The King of Troy lived in a fine palace before the War

LILY-LOVERED - Bunthorne; see Patience, Act I
usage:
...Then a sentimental passion of a vegetable fashion must excite your languid spleen,
...An attachment a la Plato for a bashful young potato, or a not-too-French French bean!
...Though the Philistines may jostle, you will rank as an apostle in the high aesthetic band,
... If you walk down Piccadilly with a poppy or a lily in your medieval hand.
(See p. 16, here.)

SUBAROSA - a Japanese car, artfully colored pink so nobody will notice it

The moving finger haven writ moves on... [Re: wofahulicodoc] #213324
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amaranthine
PRONUNCIATION:(am-uh-RAN-thin, -thyn)
MEANING:
adjective
1. Unfading; everlasting.
2. Of deep purple-red color.
3. Of or related to the amaranth.
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AMERANTHINE - literally America is thine

1.What Columbus told Isabella
2.What the American indians told their children

purple-red prose [Re: jenny jenny] #213325
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AMARANTOINE - to know Tony is to love him forever

the Punch-line [Re: wofahulicodoc] #213359
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CUTRATE'S EGG

PRONUNCIATION: (KYOOR-itz eg)

MEANING: noun: Something having both good and bad parts.

ETYMOLOGY:
From a cartoon in Punch magazine (London, UK) in which a timid curate (a junior clergy member), when served a stale egg at a bishop's table, tries to assure his host that parts of the egg are edible. Earliest documented use: 1905.

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CUTRATE'S EGG - it has more bad parts than good parts, but at least it's inexpensive

Re: the Punch-line [Re: wofahulicodoc] #213364
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laugh Ha! I can't top that, Wofa.

CURATE'S LEGG - The legacy of a far-seeing man. As in Andrew Carnegie who through his Foundation built free libraries throughout America.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
-- Andrew Carnegie, industrialist (1835-1919)

The Commies Then Hitler Then What's next? [Re: jenny jenny] #213368
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gerrymander
PRONUNCIATION:
(JER-i-MAN-duhr)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To repartition an area in order to create electoral districts that give an unfair advantage to a political party.
noun: 1. An instance of gerrymandering. 2. One or more electoral districts, widely differing in size or population, created as a result of gerrymandering.
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JERRYMANDER - The Germans WWII attempt to redistrict the World into the shape of a globe.

linguistic German, not geographic [Re: jenny jenny] #213373
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GERHYMANDER
(pronounced ge-RIM-an-ter)

adj. a German verb ("rhymen") made into a present participle (ge-) made into a noun (-and) made into an adjective (-er); refers to poetry whose rhyme-scheme is aBaBcDcD.

Example:

Freude, schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium!
Wir betreten feuertrunken, himmlische, Dein Heiligtum.
Deine Zauber binden wieder, was die Mode streng geteilt,
Alle Menschen werden Brüder, wo Dein sanfter Flügel weilt.
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-Schiller, An der Freude ("Ode to Joy")

go see Woddy Allen's "The Blackllilst" [Re: wofahulicodoc] #213379
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McCARTHYISM

PRONUNCIATION: (muh-KAHR-thee-iz-uhm)

MEANING: noun: The practice of making unfounded accusations against someone.

ETYMOLOGY: After US senator Joseph McCarthy (1909-1957) known for making unsubstantiated claims accusing people of being Communists, spies, and disloyal. Earliest documented use: in 1950 in a cartoon by Herbert Block.

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McCARTHYRISM - the orthographically-challenged strategy of returning to the region from which one was forced to withdraw temporarily (after General Douglas MacArthur, who uttered "I shall return!" when he had to leave the Philippines early in World War II. And indeed, he did.)

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McCARTHYIST- a communist front man for Edgar Bergen who is famous for saying "Those who call someone a 'McCarthyite' by definition becomes one themselves."

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McCARTHYISE - the 'red scare' of the era, to see
'commies' behind every tree.


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