Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases. It’s a matter of taste and style, but not long ago American writers attempted to demonstrate their credentials to the world by including Latin and French phrases within works.
A dash of Latin was expected of the moderately educated throughout the Western world. annus mirabilis - wonderful year arbiter elegantiae - judge of the elegant; one who knows the good things in life bona fides - good faith; credentials carpe diem - sieze the day; enjoy the present casus belli - cause justifying a war. Sheng Wang On Growing A Pair. Sad Love Quotes that Make You Cry. "Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
" - Hermann Hesse Whilst sailing the rough seas of love, coming across such quotes makes you feel as if these deep quotes, that make you cry, were written for you. Yes they do! These heart rending quotes have the pain, the anguish to make your eyes swell with tears. Though they bring tears to your eyes, these love quotes and songs comfort your grieving heart, and help you to release all the pent up emotions. Sad Love Quotes and Sayings Most of us, if not all, go through the trauma of losing someone we love, and that, perhaps, explains why there is no dearth of sad love quotes in this world.
"Love can sometimes be magic. "It takes a minute to like someone, an hour to love someone, but to forget someone takes a lifetime. " - Anonymous. Sex Trivia - Interesting Sexual Facts about both Animals and Humans - The Sex eZine. Sex Position Photography Move your mouse over the different positions and the image changes to the appropriate position.
Prev next Next Comments. Read this from Joe Burton - (Private Browsing) The 10 Coolest Foreign Words The English Language Needs. Means: Somebody who has nothing but bad luck.
Have you ever found yourself at the end of a sequence of events that started with ordering a Big Mac, and ended with being roughly sodomized on national television? Fortunately most people will not experience this. But then there are those that the Yiddish call shlimazl</>, the chronically unlucky. And yes, we know that half of you are saying, "Ha, that's ME! " You know, the guy who got the girl pregnant the first time he had sex, thanks to getting the rare defective condom. Tatemae and Honne (Japanese) What you pretend to believe and what you actually believe, respectively.
A whole lot of the angst in the world is due to the difference between what we actually believe, and what we're allowed to admit we believe. The Japanese have just accepted this huge difference between what we mean and what we say, calling them "honne" and "tatemae. " Sgiomlaireachd (Scottish Gaelic) When people interrupt you at meal time. 100 Most Beautiful Words In The English Language. 20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback. Photo: Katherine Hodgson If we all start using them, these words can be resurrected.
DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another. Living languages refuse to be static. The following words have sadly disappeared from modern English, but it’s easy to see how they could be incorporated into everyday conversation.
Words are from Erin McKean’s two-volume series: Weird and Wonderful Words and Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. 1. Verb trans. – “To confuse, jumble” – First of all this word is just fun to say in its various forms. 2. 3. Verb trans. – “To scrape together; to gather together from various sources” – I’m sure this wasn’t the original meaning of the word, but when I read the definition I immediately thought of copy-pasting. The Beer Dictionary (Very Important) Skip to comments.
The Beer Dictionary (Very Important) Beer Church ^ | 5/2005 | staff Posted on Mon May 9 22:48:42 2005 by pissant A collection of terms that every beer drinker should know. Bait-and-switch - When an attractive person invites you to his or her table then steers you to a less attractive friend. Barley sandwich - Beer for lunch. Bayonetting the wounded - Gamely drinking the half-finished beers the morning after a party. Booze coupons - Money. Why?