Odds and Ends.

  • I have returned, the place I had this website hosted at changed hands and resulted in a slight, UNPLANNED disturbance to service, everything seems stable once again.
  • Do you have a favourite word or words? I do mine is;

    e-vis-cer-ate

    <a href=”http://dictionary.reference.com/audio.html/lunaWAV/E03/E0368100″ target=”_blank”><img src=”http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/speaker.gif” border=”0″ /></a> [v. i-visuh-reyt; adj. i-vis-er-it, uh-reyt] Show IPA verb, -at?ed, -at?ing, adjective

    –verb (used with object)

    1. to remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
    2. to deprive of vital or essential parts: The censors eviscerated the book to make it inoffensive to the leaders of the party.
    3. Surgery. to remove the contents of (a body organ).

    Origin:
    1600–10; < L ?viscer?tus, ptp. of ?viscer?re to deprive of entrails, tear to pieces, equiv. to ?- e- + viscer(a) viscera + -?tus -ate 1

    e-vis-cer-a-tion, noun
    e-vis-cer-a-tor, noun
    “eviscerate.” Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 19 Apr. 2009. Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/eviscerate.
    1. It has a lovely lovely ring to it, and is almost onomaetopic in its sound.
    2. Unrelated note, I have Pocky.
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