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April 08, 2012, 04:57:54 PM
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Prior to joining this forum, I used to be one of those that posted #WOTD (Word of the Day) on Twitter. I felt it increased my word power. Felt, hell! It most certainly did. Often times I muse about twitting my newly found word to fellow tweeps, but lack of time no longer affords me to do such. Thank you, Bitcoin.

Unless, of course, I restart the practice here on BitcoinTalk, albeit a smaller group of cohorts, I believe such a thread would be most receptive. That said, today's WOTD (linked) is...

Apotropaic

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Bb1OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZgsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1920,4535221&dq=apotropaic&hl=en
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His attempts to disguise his writing as being apposite and apotropaic is emetic. He could use some improvement in resolution in the coming new year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgoneion
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In Ancient Greece, the Gorgoneion was originally a horror-creating apotropaic pendant showing the Gorgon's head.

I'll used http://dictionary.reference.com daily for my inspiration, although a handful of other sites offer up their own WOTD. My daily posts will consist of gleaning references from the internet that have incorporated the WOTD in text and images. I'll even Google it with the word "Bitcoin" to see if I'll be able to relay a prior or obscure connection. For instance:


Sweetie Belle by Apotropaic Puppet

Feel free to post and discuss any word that recently has tickled your fancy, coupled with commenting on a current or past WOTD on this thread.

One final thought: Consider incorporating the current WOTD in your very next post.

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April 08, 2012, 07:20:49 PM
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You have and unwonted bent for logoleptic posts. FTFY

BRB! I need to Google "bent" so that when I reply, it'll be in proper context.

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April 09, 2012, 02:33:48 AM
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Haha, I'd like a vocabulary expansion... following!

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April 09, 2012, 06:47:11 PM
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Cumshaw

High Cost Of Cumshaw

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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jtIvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LPkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4968,35190&dq=cumshaw&hl=en
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Cumshaw, the old Chinese word for the "squeeze" is in the news again, this time with the indictment of four mcdonnell Douglas officials on felony charges of bribery.


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April 10, 2012, 04:06:51 PM
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Caparison

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120331/local/Knights-of-old-ride-bold-again.413438
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The silky dark brown horse snorts, its head reared downwards, eyes fixed on the opponent metres away. Its caparison, featuring his rider’s heraldic signs, flaps in the warm spring breeze. Stamping its front right hoof nervously, it curls its head inwards, eyes never leaving the opponent.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=30wbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_0sEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4099,1517340&dq=caparison&hl=en
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It is best to study conditions of neighborhoods and schools and then caparison the children accordingly.


A colorful caparison adorns the elephant for this festival.
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April 11, 2012, 09:07:53 AM
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Tony

http://www.norwalkplus.com/nwk/information/nwsnwk/publish/travel/The-J-Hotel-and-eleven14-Kitchen-to-open-in-Greenwich_np_16455.shtml
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Behind the steel fencing that hides the former Howard Johnson Hotel, a fixture in the tony Riverside neighborhood for many years,

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Residents in a tony Marin County neighborhood just north of San Francisco have balked at filmmaker George Lucas' plans to build his next Industry Light & Magic campus in their upscale, rural community.


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April 12, 2012, 08:09:53 AM
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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshawin one sentence. You're adding to my childish humour vocab, but not my adult one.

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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my apotropaic vocabulary, but not my tony one.

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April 12, 2012, 12:43:30 PM
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Macaronic

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00612F7345D17738DDDA80994D1405B8285F0D3
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Certain Latin phrases of the style known as Macaronic have had some circulation of late, as "I sabilli haeres ago, fortibus es in aro."

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How odd it was to hear the Latin of Johann Walter's macaronic carol, Joseph lieber, sung with an Italian not a German pronunciation.


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April 12, 2012, 12:47:09 PM
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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my apotropaic vocabulary, but not my tony one.

FTFY


Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my jejune vocabulary, but not my tony one.


FT(FTFY)FY

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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my apotropaic vocabulary, but not my tony one.

FTFY


Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my jejune vocabulary, but not my tony one.

FT(FTFY)FY
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April 13, 2012, 12:28:57 PM
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Approbate

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Celebrating by the approbate act of going to the polls, there to register "the freeman's vote" in the nation for whose freedom Washington fought.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201203290641.html
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Coupled with this is the autonomy that the university is enjoying and likely to enjoy. The government cannot approbate and reprobate at the same time.


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What about autonomy?

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What about autonomy?


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April 15, 2012, 01:14:01 PM
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Palladium

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Palladium is one of the rarest metals on earth, about 15 times more rare than platinum and 30 times more rare than gold.

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With more cars on the road and fewer supplies coming out of key mines, market forecasters are bracing for a palladium shortage of 215,000 ounces this year.


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April 16, 2012, 02:05:34 PM
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Aperçu

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/13/missing-shade-blue-jennie-erdal-review?newsfeed=true
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Too much of the book, though, is aperçu-stuffed and relentlessly discursive, whether it's Edgar and Harry conducting boozy Socratic dialogues or Edgar and Carrie earnestly agreeing with each other about how ineffable and mysterious translation and painting are.

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Whether that is an unfortunate aesthetic miscalculation or simple common sense--many folks like a well-turned aperçu and down-home metaphor--it’s always a relief to encounter a Nashville musician who dispenses with most of that words-and-music linkage.


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April 16, 2012, 02:09:40 PM
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... and I still have no idea what aperçu could possibly mean. At the moment, I'm thinking it's either a kind of turkey, or possibly a bed of some sort.

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April 16, 2012, 02:21:42 PM
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... and I still have no idea what aperçu could possibly mean. At the moment, I'm thinking it's either a kind of turkey, or possibly a bed of some sort.

I've opt to not give the definitions of the WOTD but do link the words to dictionary.com. Then I provide a couple instances, along with a link, showing the word used in context. The accompanied image, albeit sometimes abstract, helps in defining the term.

~Bruno~
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April 16, 2012, 02:28:40 PM
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I know, I just like to try to figure out what a word mean from context. Its way funner!

Then I give up and look at the definition, which in this case had nothing to do with turkeys or beds.

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April 16, 2012, 04:00:43 PM
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I know, I just like to try to figure out what a word mean from context. Its way funner!

Then I give up and look at the definition, which in this case had nothing to do with turkeys or beds.

An apercu general of Turkish nationalism till the end of the First War World, died today in, ironically, his own bed.

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