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inkedpolyglot commented on the word Quomodocunquize
Making money any way possible; hustle.
January 13, 2015
inkedpolyglot commented on the word top
Noun- idiomatic/slang: used in the gay community to describe the penetrative or insertive partner as opposed to the penetrated or 'passive' bottom.
August 2, 2009
inkedpolyglot commented on the word middle earth
the Earth, world in which corporal begins live; between the sky world and the underworld.
J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Middle Earth' "is ... not my own invention. It is a modernization or alteration ... of an old word for the inhabited world of Men, the oikoumene: middle because thought of vaguely as set amidst the encircling Seas and (in the northern-imagination) between ice of the North and the fire of the South. O. English middan-geard, mediaeval E. midden-erd, middle-erd. —J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters, no. 21110
It occurs in Early Modern English as a development of the Middle English word middel-erde (cf. modern German Mittelerde), which developed in turn from Old English middan?eard (the g being soft, i.e. pronounced like y in "yard". By the time of the Middle English period, middangeard was being written as middellærd, midden-erde, or middel-erde. A slight difference of wording, but not general meaning, had taken place as middangeard properly means "middle enclosure" instead of "middle-earth". Nevertheless middangeard has been commonly translated as "middle-earth" and Tolkien followed this course. Tolkien first encountered the term middangeard in an Old English fragment he studied in 1914:
Éala éarendel engla beorhtast / ofer middangeard monnum sended.
Hail Earendel, brightest of angels / above the middle-earth sent unto men.
This quote is from the second of the fragmentary remnants of the Crist poems by Cynewulf. - source wikipedia
inkedpolyglot commented on the word twilve
The English language is lacking a word that defines 24 hours, like e.g. the Scandinavian languages have. There's day that can define a 24-hour span, but that can also be used to define the 12 hours of light, as opposed to night.
Twilve is a contraction of the words two/twi and twelve, defining a period of time that is two times twelve hours.
Twilve is both a noun, as in 24 hours, and a verb, meaning "stay up for 24 hours."
This is an irregular intransitive verb:
I twilve every summer.
I twolved last week.
I have twolved many times.
June 1, 2009
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basterda commented on the user inkedpolyglot
I like your list "Cellar Door." Reminds me Donnie Darko. :)
February 4, 2010
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