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I’m told that Jaya Gurudev Om, roughly translated, means “hail the spiritual master,” which is something I’d never bothered to wonder until I googled it just now.

    TAGS:  language, Buddhism

its usefulness, its awkwardness: years ago i adopted my initial as an expedient nickname equally because that’s what friends called me and because others seldom called me at all, not being able to remember my friggin’ name, and it was good; lately i have been considering that “e” when writ small is even more enigmatic than would be my name writ large and so i seem to have come full circle back into—o, no!—that pretentious, pedantic obfuscation we all abhor, and it is not (sigh.)

    TAGS:  language, e

Sprachgefuhl :: boot

A feeling for language or a sensitivity for what is correct language (from word of the day).

    TAGS:  words, language, sprachgefuhl

zed apologises :: boot

I grew up reading Golden Age stories, so I am well used to -ize.  I even know that there…

    TAGS:  language, spelling, zed

lielingual :: steve

I don’t speak any Spanish, but sometimes I use phrases like el perro gigante! just to seem more cultured than I actually am.

    TAGS:  language, cultured, lying

radin :: boot

The fun in learning a second language is relaxed and beautiful, until you get to the insults and then it’s just silly.

    TAGS:  language, insults

boffo and nuts :: boot

Boffo sounds violent, but probably isn’t (unlike nutting someone, which most definitely is).

    TAGS:  boffo, language, nutting

We regret to inform you that following your recent hit and run incident you have lost your right to use the English language and we shall be canceling your license forthwith.

    TAGS:  language

no :: boot

It’s a nifty little word and no language kit would be complete without it.

    TAGS:  words, language, no

You know you’re tired when you can’t even recall what those little bits are that break up those really big words into little… bits.

    TAGS:  language, communication, sleep deprivation

pish-posh :: boot

Apparently, the German equivalent for pish-posh is papperlapapp, so ‘mouse is right again; Germans get all the good words.

    TAGS:  language, Germans, pish-posh, papperlapapp

Why is it that “you are very much in my heart” sounds so much better in French, especially when it takes me five minutes it to decode it from my voicemail?

    TAGS:  love, language, French, lust

Fright :: boot

It’s usually being chased by Fear and you don’t want to know who or what is chasing Fear.

    TAGS:  language, fright

it’s official: the language has been corrupted beyond any recognition, straight on ‘til meaningless.

    TAGS:  language

The student wrote so poorly that he actually tripped, fell down the stairs and wound up in a bloody pool of his own words.

    TAGS:  words, bloody, language, expression

That’s what I love about the English language — every word bears the fingerprints of our ancestors, many of whom were seriously strange.

    TAGS:  words, guest scriner, language, English, strange

succulence :: boot

The succulent joy of words is neither illegal nor expensive, but it is as joyous as the delectable consumption of sweet, sticky honey, dripping from your lover’s fingers.

    TAGS:  language, sweet words

somepin in it :: boot

Some books git inside your head.

    TAGS:  books, language, John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath

You’d think by now American English would have developed a rich, varying vocabulary to accurately describe the different kinds of assholes encountered on a daily basis.

    TAGS:  language, assholes

It seems to me there is probably a really cool-sounding word in German for that feeling you get when you are just past the point of no return sitting down and you realize you are about to plop down onto (into) a toilet where someone has neglected to put the seat down.

    TAGS:  language

deracinated :: 'mouse

40-odd years learning this damn language and yet there always seem to be new words to learn.

    TAGS:  words, language, deracinate


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