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  • From Planet of the Apes. When Caesar asks permission to play in the redwoods, the doctor is amazed when Caesar first asks permission, identifying his outstretched hand as a supplicating gesture.

    Most of the examples of this word use it in a religious context in relation to a Creator. But supplicants are found in many areas of life and work (as if those two things, life and work, are separate).

    January 15, 2014

  • How would you profile the person who uses the word kerfuffle?

    January 1, 2014

  • Amazed that an Iranian (Javadi) for whom English would be a second language would use this "niche" word in characterizing the actions of Carrie Mathison. Used a lot to refer to religious & political zealots; almost medieval. Also happened to be a perfect word choice to apply to Carrie. (Homeland)

    January 1, 2014

  • Smiley summarizes what Toby Esterhase told Jim Prideaux after he was rescued from the Russians, advising him that he'd "have to become a lotus eater." (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy)

    January 1, 2014

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