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Let's just give thanks he doesn't try "Gedankenexperiment" as the target word!

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You're very brave, wofa.

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SITZKRIEG

PRONUNCIATION: (SITS-kreeg)

MEANING: noun: A period of war marked by little or no active hostilities.

ETYMOLOGY: Modeled after German blitzkrieg, from sitzen (to sit) + Krieg (war). Earliest documented use: 1940.

NOTES: In Sep 1939, France and Britain declared war on Germany, but didn't launch a major ground offensive until the next year. This phase, from Sep 1939 to May 1940, came to be known as sitzkrieg or the sitting war. It has also been called by other names, such as the Phony War, the Twilight War, and the Bore War (a pun on Boer Wars). Sitzkrieg needs Sitzfleisch.

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SITZKLIEG - a spotlight so big you have to sit in a seat to use the controls (see AWAD June 2004, here )

SPITZKRIEG - spit-ball battle in der Gymnasium

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LEITMOTIF or LEITMOTIV

PRONUNCIATION: (LYT-mo-teef)

MEANING: noun: A recurrent theme in a piece of music or literature, situation, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From German Leitmotiv (lead motif), from leit- (leading) + Motiv (motive). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leit- (to go forth, to die), which also gave us lead, load, lode, and livelihood. Earliest documented use: 1937.

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NEITMOTIF - my recurring dreams are all recognizably similar

FLEITMOTIF - the airline is having an image makeover

LEIMOTIF - signature theme of the Hawaiian Islands

LEGITMOTIV - an alibi that stands up in court

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LITMOTIF A history of getting high.

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(I toyed with KINDERGARTEN --> KINDERGARMEN - my GPS locater is more benevolent)

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SLEITMOTIV constant rain and then snow and lake effects
in Buffalo NY.


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...so now for GEDANKENEXPERIMENT we can have

GEDANKE-EXPERIMENT - Let's have a community meal, both our colony and the indigenous folk, to show appreciation for our good fortune and our good harvest - and see if anything comes of it

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SOLON
And then he added, "It's been good to know ya!"

PRONUNCIATION: (SOH-luhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A wise lawgiver.
2. A legislator.

ETYMOLOGY: After Solon (c. 638-558 BCE), an Athenian lawmaker who introduced political, economic, and moral reforms and revised the harsh code of laws established by Draco. Earliest documented use: 1631.

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NOLON - the Emperor's new hose

SOLOS - a set of Crab Canons for unaccompanied Achilles. They sound the same played forwards or backwards.

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MAZARINE

PRONUNCIATION: (maz-uh-REEN, MAZ-uh-reen, -rin)

MEANING: adjective: A deep, rich shade of blue.

ETYMOLOGY: After either Cardinal Jules Mazarin (1602-1661) or his niece, Duchess Hortense Mancini (1646-1699). Why this color is associated with them is not entirely clear. Earliest documented use: 1684

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MIZARINE - hiding inportant details in plain sight. After Mizar, the second star from the end of the Big Dipper's handle...which is (if your vision is good enough) a double star

MANZARINE - like an apple

MAZANINE - where Ma sits when she goes to the movies

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