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Deem

Posted on: January 4, 2017

deem
DEEM | verb

1 : to come to think or judge : consider
2 : to have an opinion : believe

I deem Donald Trump unfit to be president but unfortunately I’m still going to have to suffer through what will go down in history as the most corrupt, dangerous and destructive presidencies this country has ever known. How can someone who’s so loathsome, so stupid, so lacking of any kind of intellectual curiosity, so inept, so lazy, so narcissistic, so completely racist and misogynistic and absolutely someone who has assaulted women numerous times in his life be our next President? I still can’t quite believe it.

On a less annoying and very unique note, deem is also the last name of an artist, George Deem. His work is really interesting. He recreates classic paintings and then places them within the larger scene of the original piece. I’m not explaining it well, but here is an example: Read the rest of this entry »

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oligopsony
ah-luh-GAHP-suh-nee | noun

1 : a market situation in which each of a few buyers exerts a disproportionate influence on the market

It’s a word I’ve never heard of before (so yay for learning new things!), it’s an interesting sounding word, and it’s completely uninspiring. I found some nice word clouds but they were all stock photos. So have this short, kind of odd video explaining what an oligopsony is. Read the rest of this entry »

baleful
BAIL-ful | adjective

1 : deadly or pernicious in influence
2 : foreboding or threatening evil

The country, in fact the entire world, is being threatened by baleful Republicans, from Trump on down, and their baleful plans. And the most annoying part is their core supporters are too stupid to realize just how much damage they will inflict on all of us. They’ll hear Trump take credit for things he didn’t do and cheer him on. They’ll believe him when he says anything negative that happens is the fault of Obama and the Democrats. And he’ll make up whatever “facts” he thinks will further his cause and they’ll eat it all up with a spoon. And since votes from the coasts have less value than the rest of the country because of our ridiculous Electoral College system, and the Republicans have made an artform out of gerrymandering districts and taking over statehouses, we’re likely going to have this problem for the foreseeable future. If the Democrats can’t find someone charismatic and passionate and who can inspire people and garner ardent support, the baleful consequences will be with us perhaps forever. Read the rest of this entry »

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. – Edwin Hubbell Chapin

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The phrase “working mother” is redundant. – Jane Sellman

Ripley meal

Ripley’s doing a happy dance in honor of Mother’s Day. He asked me to thank you for all the love, treats and food a puppy could want.

best dog mom

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? – Milton Berle

mom day kisses

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. – Ambrose Bierce

puppy cuddles

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing. – Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

puppy mum

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. – Honoré de Balzac

tiger mom

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. – Chinese Proverb

struthious
\STROO-thee-us\ | adjective

1 : of or relating to the ostriches and related birds

The ostrich genus is Struthio and its binomial name is Struthio camelus so struthious seems like a logical word. I can be quite struthious at times, sticking my head in the sand, although I understand that’s actually an ostrich myth.

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congeries
\KAHN-juh-reez\ | noun

1 : aggregation, collection

New word for me; not sure if it’s ever something I would use. It makes me think it should be the name of a nation of people (The Congeries have one of the highest voter turnouts in the region.) Maybe I could use it for the name of an alien race in a story.
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mondegreen
\MON-di-green\ | noun

1 : a word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation of a word or phrase that has been heard


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Willingness to join soil, sound, hands; memory follows me ~ Viggo Mortensen
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