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brusselsprouts commented on the word funk
From wikipedia, "Funk Carioca ("Funk from Rio" in Brazilian Portuguese), also known as Brazilian Funk (which also relates to a 1970's musical style), Favela Funk and, elsewhere in the world, Baile Funk, is a type of dance music from Rio de Janeiro, derived from and superficially similar to Miami Bass, with deep rapid beats and aggressive vocals. In Rio it is most often simply known as Funk, although it is very different musically from what Funk means in most other places — including Brazil itself."
March 23, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the word tropicalia
Type of MPB, made popular by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill
brusselsprouts commented on the word mpb
Musica popular brasileira....musical genre that started in Brazil during the 1960s and 1970s (under a dictatorship)
brusselsprouts commented on the word choro
Brazilian music genre...melancholic, started in the 19th century before Bossa Nova...from wikipedia, "Originally choro was played by a trio of flute, guitar and cavaquinho (a small chordophone with four strings). Other instruments commonly played in choro are the mandolin, clarinet, and saxophone. These melody instruments are backed by a rhythm section composed of guitar, 7-string guitar (playing bass lines) and light percussion, such as a pandeiro. The cavaquinho appears sometimes as a melody instrument, other times as part of the rhythm."
brusselsprouts commented on the user goatboy
Went on holiday, got a new job, trying to make some time in my life...how's you?
March 18, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the word susie
Susie Q, Credence Clearwater Revival and Rolling stones did it no?
February 13, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the word page of innocence
The flamboyant re-telling of a Pages memoirs, set in ye olde times, who receives notes (not unlike sms text messages of today) by his far older and closeted master.
February 5, 2008
Someone wrote a song about you....:)
brusselsprouts commented on the list fauxlyrical
I don't want no scrub
a scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
hanging out the passenger side
of his best friend's ride
trying to holler at me
brusselsprouts commented on the word delay
Something United Airlines just did
brusselsprouts commented on the list u-s-and-them
Don't know if this one counts....Linux
Patent (also patronize)
Scone (this one drives me nuts...I actually think how Americans say it is acceptable in parts of the UK, just not where I'm from).
nuclear (think of Bush saying this)
brusselsprouts commented on the word iemanja
Originally a yoruba goddess passed down to Brazilians who celebrate Candomble, Iemanja is the goddess of the sea, celebrated on new years eve.
Jorge Amado wrote his novel, Mar Morto (Sea of Death) about the desperate romantic (?) life of fishermen and their relationship with Iemanja. There are some who argue that the success of his novel made Candomble (and Umbanda, a variation on the same afro-catholic theme) trendy....(I'm not one of them :))
February 4, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the word carioca
Someone native to Rio
brusselsprouts commented on the word lightening kidnapping
hopefully not, of course
brusselsprouts commented on the word lightening kidnap
Hopefully not.....of course
brusselsprouts commented on the word a thousand splendid buns
The heartwarming story of an Afghan bakery....
February 3, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the word bel panto
Set in a South American country of anglophile customs, a group of terrorists decide to use pantomimes to further their cause. At the end the government sneaks upon the terrorists (the audience stage whispering "they're behind you") and take down the show...
brusselsprouts commented on the list fun-phrases-idioms
Hmm, how about: Bees knees, cats meow, cats pyjamas....
I knew you'd like this site....without a doubt it makes you a bigger nerd. But you dress well...so who cares?
*admiring the purple beret*, how very mid 80s.
January 31, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the list exclamation-words
January 30, 2008
Ay caramba!....Spanish expression made famous by Bart Simpson
Grant (depends where you come from I suppose. )
January 29, 2008
Vitamin, Iran, water (every day I repeat myself on this one), Route.
brusselsprouts commented on the list hangover
I thought Fergie invented "flossy" in her Glamorous song...but it turns out lots of people use it....I just wasn't hip enough. Curse of the queen.
brusselsprouts commented on the list fabulous-foreign-phrases
Hmmm...not sure if all of these count.
Fahrvergnügen - as in the Volkswagon ad...
Respondez, s'il vous plait (RSVP)
piece de resitance
January 28, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the list pigs-on-parade
.....I came across bacon-flavoured mints the other day...talking of which.
January 27, 2008
Pippo - Hello Kittys friend.
brusselsprouts commented on the word malarky
fairly certain there's a Clinton joke I can make...think think think :)
brusselsprouts commented on the word aryton senna
= a tenner
denomination of money.
brusselsprouts commented on the word wanderlust
Up there on my list of favourites....
brusselsprouts commented on the word icky thump
Inspired by Fauxlyrical c/o Goatboy...anyone from Preston would tell you it's actually "Ecky thump"...then bastardized by the White Stripes. The song makes up for it tho'.
brusselsprouts commented on the word sunga
In Brazilian portuguese it's the name of a skimpy male y-front type bathing suit.
brusselsprouts commented on the word faffing
My father used to tell me to stop "faffing" about....
Made me giggle everytime. Much to his chagrin.
What's this malarky about anyways?
brusselsprouts commented on the word kulturkampf
Description of US politics?
brusselsprouts commented on the word horripilation
Completely hideous word for goosebumps.
Goosebumps is so much sweeter. Although now I think about it...a bumping goose? Wtf?
brusselsprouts commented on the word triskaidekaphobia
One of the more ludicrous phobias....
brusselsprouts commented on the word rambutan
Least you didn't choose the Durian....
January 24, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the user brusselsprouts
Takes one to know one...*chucks you a kumquat*
Pimpmeister! I missed yer arse.
brusselsprouts commented on the word kumquat
I love it too...who wants to eat them. They sound so kinky :)
brusselsprouts commented on the word aberrant
As in the aberrant lifestyle I've been living lately can't continue...
So it's not that Goatboy, does it mean it might be THAT Goatboy instead? :- )
Hiya nerdie wordie.
brusselsprouts commented on the word boggle
Perpetually boggled by the number of social networking sites online...
January 22, 2008
brusselsprouts commented on the word confuzzled
Confuzzled: What I feel when attempting to use this site...
brusselsprouts commented on the list waffalage
to waffle: to ramble on endlessly
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goatboy commented on the user brusselsprouts
Only one list?
Does that make me more nerdy than you?
We are very sad people
yarb commented on the user brusselsprouts
Another sprout fan here. Yum.
jennarenn commented on the user brusselsprouts
You have a lovely username. I'm a big fan of the sprout myself.
January 23, 2008
john commented on the user brusselsprouts
Hi BP, don't be confuzzled! Feel free to email if I can help point the way with anything (john-at-wordie.org), or ask around--folks around here are friendly.
You're not alone in finding it a bit odd at first. I keep meaning to write some sort of help/FAQ/intro guide, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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