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ekbergmann commented on the list words-to-try-to-use-in-colloquial-speech-without-sounding-like-a-pretentious-ass
This is the best titled list ever.
June 11, 2011
ekbergmann commented on the list the-decemberists
Thanks! I think many can say that a lot of their vocabulary that they drop in conversations to impress people comes from Colin Meloy.
June 2, 2010
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ekbergmann commented on the word memorandum
"Choirs of angels seems to sing/Hymns of hate in memorandum"
-"Bad Habit" from the Dresden Dolls' eponymous debut
April 12, 2010
ekbergmann commented on the word infanta
"The Infanta" by the Decemberists off of their album Picaresque.
March 31, 2010
ekbergmann commented on the word pallor
Annie Clark (St. Vincent) uses pallor twice in "Jesus Saves, I Spend" from her album Marry Me.
"While Jesus is saving, I'm spending all my days
in the garden-grey pallor of lines across your face"
"While Jesus is saving I'm spending all my grace
on rosy-red pallor of lights on center stage".
ekbergmann commented on the word anachronism
I am not so serious
This passion is a plagiarism
I might join your century
But only on a rare occasion
I was taken out
Before the labor pains set in and now
Behold the world's worst accident
I am the girl anachronism
-"Girl Anachronism", The Dresden Dolls
From Wikipedia: The lyrics, alternately angry, apologetic, and full of complaint, deal with Amanda Palmer, the band's lead singer, as a "problem child", a trait which she blames on the fact that she was born a few days premature, by Caesarean section. As the song grows, the lyrics split into various subplots, all of which are related to feeling out of place or out of time.
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