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Re: I'm b-a-a-a-ck!... [Re: wofahulicodoc] #216864
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Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?

Good Word Friday: NOESIS [Re: jenny jenny] #216866
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noesis

PRONUNCIATION:(no-EE-sis)
MEANING:
noun:
1. Cognition; perception.
2. The exercise of reason.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek noesis (thought), from noein (to think, to perceive), from nous (mind). Earliest documented use: 1881.
USAGE:
"The noesis of the fact that tigers roamed these areas since there were no boundaries, nor fences in this forest, didn't jab much at me."
Vishal Gupta; A Bittersweet Nostalgia; Strategic Book Publishing; 2012.
"In an attempt to recollect the former few days, flashes of noesis pervaded my concentration."
Jane E. Hill; So, Here I Stand; AuthorHouse; 2010.

[See more usage examples of noesis in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.]

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. -Ben Hecht, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, director, and producer.
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KNOESIS - the perception that you know something when you don't

Huis Clos [Re: jenny jenny] #216871
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NOEXIS - the theme of a Sartrirical play

NOHESIS - the theme of an entire genre of Japanese play

NOASIS - We're never gonna get out of the desert alive!

NOMESIS - 1. an anti-nausea medicine; 2. my relative in Alaska

NOPESIS - refusing to go along with your sister (see also NOASIS)

Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: wofahulicodoc] #216874
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MOESIS - the exercise of reason by The Three Stooges

Examples:

Curly: "I don't see a single cow. I don't even see a married one."

Moe: Let's do the Elevator Dance.
Curly: I don't know how.
Moe: Fathead! There are no steps.[slap]

Curly:(screaming) I CAN'T SEE! I CAN'T SEE!
Moe: Why can't you see, Fathead?
Curly: My eyes are shut.
Moe: [SLAP][SLAP][SLAP]

Re: Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: jenny jenny] #216875
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Nice one!

(I really miss the Like button sometimes)

Re: Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: wofahulicodoc] #216877
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Re: Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: Tromboniator] #216878
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:-)

A hella way to start Monday: sulfurous/sulphurous [Re: wofahulicodoc] #216884
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sulfurous or sulphurous

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHL-fuhr-uhs, suhl-FYOOR-uhs)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to or resembling sulfur.
2. Pale yellow.
3. Fiery; hellish.
4. Hot-tempered.
5. Profane, blasphemous.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sulfur. Earliest documented use: 1530.
USAGE:
"And like a screeching harpy screaming up from the sulfurous depths of Hell, Kim Kardashian has sensed our happiness and seeks to destroy it..."

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. -Thomas Hardy, novelist and poet (1840-1928)
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SULFURIOUS - to be mad as Hell at folks in Heaven.

Re: A hella way to start Monday: sulfurous/sulphurous [Re: jenny jenny] #216894
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SULFUROUT - Get those rotten eggs out of here !

What I need is a catalytic converter: CATALYST [Re: wofahulicodoc] #216899
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catalyst

PRONUNCIATION: (KAT-uh-list)

MEANING:
noun
1. A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without changing itself.
2. Someone or something that causes an event or change to happen.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin, from Greek katalusis, from kataluein (to dissolve), from kata- (down) + luein (loosen). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leu- (to loosen, divide), which is also the source of forlorn, lag, loss, solve, analysis, and resolute. Earliest documented use: 1902.
USAGE:
"Doctoroff had seen how the Games served as a growth catalyst for host cities -- Tokyo expanded its subway system, Atlanta transformed its downtown."
Ken Auletta; After Bloomberg; The New Yorker; Aug 26, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. -Allen Ginsberg said in his book "Madness Sells". (1926-1997)
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CAVALYST - a caver who instigates others to go down while he remains on top

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