Xah's Belles-lettres Blog Archive 2014-11 to 2014-12

constructed language book

discovered 〔 In the Land of Invented Languages: Adventures in Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius By Arika Okrent. Buy at amazon

see also Xah's lojban Tutorial

the Diva Dance Song from The Fifth Element

spurious, ostentatious, parading, bitingly, destitute, farcical, epistle, acceding.

Oscar Wilde's Tomb and Quips

buffed, caricature, pompous, bombastic, belligerent, annihilated. Movie “300” and Battle of Thermopylae

Movie “300” and Battle of Thermopylae

“The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade” By Edgar Allan Poe (repost)

the word “whose” should be ban'd. It should be just “who's”, meaning, “possess” or {who is, who has}.

in fact, the whole bag of whom should be ban'd. Just WHO! ye erudite and recondite academician fks.

the term “Organic compound” shoulda be ban'd.

A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force. The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable. Also known as the “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool is famous for his talkative nature and his tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect.

Deadpool

The fourth wall is the imaginary “wall” at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. The idea of the fourth wall was made explicit by philosopher and critic Denis Diderot and spread in 19th-century theatre with the advent of theatrical realism, which extended the idea to the imaginary boundary between any fictional work and its audience.

Fourth wall

A proscenium (Greek: προσκήνιον) is the area of a theatre surrounding the stage opening. A proscenium arch is the arch over this area.

Proscenium

etymology of “thorough”

the methodology is like blood seeping a carpet, slowly and surely, thorough and thorough.

thorough «c.1300, adjectival use of Old English þuruh (adv.) “from end to end, from side to side,” stressed variant of þurh (adv., prep.); see through. Related: thoroughly; thoroughness.»

the word “flour” means “flower”

John DeFrancis Idiot on Chinese Language

offices → A usually beneficial act performed for another.

Gulliver's Travels. PART I — A VOYAGE TO LILLIPUT

instrument → a legal document.

Gulliver's Travels. PART I — A VOYAGE TO LILLIPUT

On the Evolution of Semantics of Roommate/Housemate Phraseme and the Ethology and Ethnology of Inhabitants of American Empire and United Kingdom with Cohabitation's Effects on Bathroom Sanitation

when you have a woman housemate, all of a sudden, your kitchen and bathroom are clean.

“I was sorry to find more mercy in a heathen, than in a brother christian.” Gulliver's Travels. PART III. A VOYAGE TO LAPUTA, BALNIBARBI, LUGGNAGG, GLUBBDUBDRIB, AND JAPAN.