Xah Belles-lettres Blog 2011-10
Today's Wordy English is:
Note the word origin. So, when someone sent you a photo of a exotically beautiful woman, and you exclaimed “Wow, who is she?”, then that means she's “recherché”.
A Choker Romance
Have you heard this ghost story? The guy met a ravishingly beautiful girl, slept with her, then next day, waking up, she's not moving. When he unclasped the band-styled necklace she's wearing, her head rolled off on the floor?
Moral: never date a girl who wears a chocker.
The Adventure of the German Student by Washington Irving, 1824.
And, check out on Google Map the places where the public execution by guillotine was.
PS is there a name for the style of necklace that covers around the neck? Collar-styled necklace?
Am looking for the correct word, for example: the term used among necklace merchants, fashion critics, or among Haute Couture community.
For this Halloween, thou shall read horror! My other favorite is: The Masque of the Red Death , by Edgar Allan Poe, 1842.
Remember to have a dictionary installed in your browser so you can lookup words freely. See: Online English Dictionary Tools.
Today's fun words and facts:
- what's the diff between rabbit vs hare
- prococial vs altricial
- etymology and relations of the words coney and cunt
I posted a word-a-day on the word Rapacious. (See: Source wordy-english.blogspot.com.)
picking off the meat ~ from the bones of night long dead rapacious sunrise
Chinese Character Simplication 葉→叶
Another garbage simplication: 葉→叶
Updated: 木蘭辭 (Mulan Ballad).