Yeah, the bird is always the word!
Yeah, the bird is always the word!
schlep \SHLEP\, verb:
1. To move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously.
2. To carry; lug.
"She's definitely worth the wait, the schlep uptown, and I happen to approve of her politics."
-- Wendy Wasserstein, Elements of Style
They are smelly, stubborn and slow. Yet they're still the favoured traditional and novelty mode of transportation on the Greek island of Santorini. They are the famous donkeys that schlep people and cargo from the Old Port to the island's capital of Fira.
-- Steve MacNaull, "Island Hopping," Calgary Herald, July, 2010.
Schlep is a Yiddish word with a basis in the German schleifen, "to trudge."
word of the day ? ROFLMAO... this is easy:
1. a formally drawn request, often bearing the names of a number of those making the request, that is addressed to a person or group of persons in authority or power, soliciting some favor, right, mercy, or other benefit: a petition for clemency; a petition for the repeal of an unfair law.
co·mes·ti·ble (kə-mĕsˈtə-bəl) adjective: edible; noun: Something that can be eaten as food; On Sundays we can be found producing fine Swedish comestibles.
Aathing is my word for today cos i just wint Aathing my own wye
beek \BEEK\, verb:
1. To bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fire.
2. (Of wood) to season by exposure to heat.
"Galen, you and the lads go beek yourselves by fireside."
-- Deborah MacGillivray, One Snowy Knight
I ran towards him-but I remember no more,-though at times something crosses my mind, and I have wild visions of roofless walls, and a crowd of weeping women and silent men digging among ashes, and a beautiful body, all dropping wet, brought on a deal from the mill-dam, and of men, as it was carried by, seizing me by the arms and tying my hands,-and then I fancy myself in a house fastened to a chair;-and sometimes I think I was lifted out and placed to beek in the sun and to taste the fresh air.
-- John Galt, Ringan Gilhaize: or, The covenanters
Beek is related to the same Middle English root that results in bake.
cachinnate \KAK-uh-neyt\, verb:
To laugh loudly or immoderately.
His long nose, thick lips and crafty, bulging eyes seemed tense with the urge to cachinnate.
-- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Ronald Hingley, The Steppe and Other Stories
I observe my fellow baskers snap, cachinnate, straighten out government policy. That's the wonder of abroad.
-- Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang
Cachinnate evolves into the English cackle , but derives from the Sanskrit kakhati, "laughs."
lucifugous \loo-see-FOO-guhs\, adjective:
There begin to be seen walking the streets, hugging the walls, odd lucifugous creatures such as the tide uncovers when the water withdraws.
-- Andre Gide, Justin O'Brien, Journals: 1914-1927
The lucifugous house, firmly fastened on its corner, with a light that descended while it was hardening, dragged along by the cream-colored crab toward subterranean hibernation.
-- Jose Lezama Lima, Paradiso
Lucifugous combines two Latin roots, luci-, "light," and fugere, "to flee."
meliorate (mēl′yə rāt′) transitive verb, to make or become better; improve; ameliorate
bricolage \bree-koh-LAHZH; brih-\, noun:
Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
The Internet is a global bricolage, lashing together unthinkable complexities of miscellaneous computers with temporary lengths of phone line and fiber optic, bits of Ethernet cable and strings of code.
-- Bernard Sharratt, "Only Connected", New York Times, December 17, 1995
Cooking with leftovers was bricolage--a dialogue between the cook and the available materials.
-- Susan Strasser, Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash
I point out to my students that no one ever really reads Hamlet for the first time now; we've heard it all before in bits and pieces, cultural bricolage.
-- Marjorie Garber, "Back to Whose Basics?", New York Times, October 29, 1995
Bricolage comes from the French, from bricole, "trifle; small job."