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 caveat emptor - buyer beware cui bono? caeteris paribus - all things being equal de facto - of fact; it is de gustibus non est disputandum - no disputing tastes; there is no accounting for taste Dei gratia - by the grace of God Deo gratias - thanks to God Deo volente - God willing dis aliter visum - it seemed otherwise to the gods Dominus vobiscum - Lord be with you dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - sweet and seemly it is to die for one’s country ecce homo - behold man ex cathedra - with authority
Words Shakespeare Invented Words Shakespeare Invented The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly original. Below is a list of a few of the words Shakespeare coined or adapted, hyperlinked to the play and scene from which it comes. When the word appears in multiple plays, the link will take you to the play in which it first appears. ** Please note that the table below gives both a sample of words Shakespeare coined and words he adapted. For more words that Shakespeare coined please see the Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Dr. How to cite this article: Mabillard, Amanda. More Resources Shakespeare's Reputation in Elizabethan England Quotations About William Shakespeare Portraits of Shakespeare Shakespeare's Sexuality Shakespeare's Boss: The Master of Revels Elements of Comedy
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Randomly Awesome Words Words and Phrases Coined by Shakespeare Words and Phrases Coined by Shakespeare NOTE: This list (including some of the errors I originally made) is found in several other places online. That's fine, but I've asked that folks who want this on their own sites mention that I am the original compiler. For many English-speakers, the following phrases are familiar enough to be considered common expressions, proverbs, and/or clichés. I compiled these from multiple sources online in 2003. How many of these are true coinages by "the Bard", and how many are simply the earliest written attestations of a word or words already in use, I can't tell you. A few words are first attested in Shakespeare and seem to have caused extra problems for the typesetters. The popular book Coined by Shakespeare acknowledges that it is presenting first attestations rather than certain inventions. Words like "anchovy", "bandit", and "zany" are just first attestations of loan-words. Right now I'm in the process of referencing these. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reductio Ad Absurdum |Futility Closet Forget everything you know about reducing fractions — it turns out you can just cancel individual digits: Not convinced? This would have made fifth grade so much easier … Cutest Paw Gives You the Cutest Animal Pictures Around the World translations of jabberwocky Jabberwocky VariationsHome : Translations NEWEST (November 1998) Endraperós Josep M. Afrikaans Die Flabberjak Linette Retief. Choctaw Chabbawaaki Aaron Broadwell. Czech Zxvahlav Jaroslav Císarx. Danish Jabberwocky Mogens Jermiin Nissen. Dutch De Krakelwok Ab Westervaarder & René Kurpershoek. Esperanto Gxaberuxoko Mark Armantrout. Estonian Jorruline Risto Järv. French Le Jaseroque Frank L. Bredoulocheux. Le Berdouilleux André Bay. German Der Jammerwoch Robert Scott. Greek I Iabberioki Mary Matthews. Hebrew éðåòèô Aaron Amir. Pitoni. Hungarian Szajkóhukky Weó´res Sándor. Italian Il Ciarlestrone Adriana Crespi. Klingon ja'pu'vawqoy keith lim. Latin Gaberbocchus Hassard H. Norwegian Dromeparden Zinken Hopp. Polish Dz~abbersmok Maciej S/lomczyñski. Portuguese Jaguardarte Augusto de Campos. Rumanian Traxncaxniciada Frida Papadache. Russian âáòíáçìïô E. Barmaglot. Umzari U. Slovak Taradúr Juraj & Viera Vojtek. Spanish Chacaloco Erwin Brea. Swedish Jabberwocky [translator unknown]. Welsh Siaberwoci Selyf Roberts. Yiddish
lolclicks.net :: random funny pictures Binge-watch is Collins' dictionary's Word of the Year Collins English Dictionary has chosen binge-watch as its 2015 Word of the Year. Meaning "to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession", it reflects a marked change in viewing habits, due to subscription services like Netflix. Lexicographers noticed that its usage was up 200% on 2014. Other entries include dadbod, ghosting and clean eating. Helen Newstead, Head of Language Content at Collins, said: "The rise in usage of 'binge-watch' is clearly linked to the biggest sea change in our viewing habits since the advent of the video recorder nearly 40 years ago. "It's not uncommon for viewers to binge-watch a whole season of programmes such as House of Cards or Breaking Bad in just a couple of evenings - something that, in the past, would have taken months - then discuss their binge-watching on social media." Those partaking in binge-watching run the risk of dadbod, one of ten in the word of the year list.