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July 10th, 2006
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Words of the Day
I've learnt two words in the past hour: copacetic (also spelt copasetic) and scuttlebutt. Neat.

Current Mood: procrastinatory, of course

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Date:July 10th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
I use copacetic occasionally, but I'm not sure that I've ever used scuttlebutt.
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Date:July 10th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
The English lexicon is huge. I love it to pieces. Both of those words are just great-- "copacetic" is a favorite of my dad's, and "scuttlebutt" of mine.
Date:July 10th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Off the top of my head: 'copacetic' is something like 'just fine'.
From google: 'scuttlebutt' is the olden-days equivalent of 'water-cooler chat' (literally and methaphorically).
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Date:July 11th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Have you tried transubstantiation? :)) I really like this one. So utterly useless :)))
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Date:July 13th, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)
Transubstantiation is an excellent word. I particularly like it in Lehrer's wondrous Vatican Rag ("two, four, six, eight // time to transubstantiate!".)
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Date:August 2nd, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
It just occurred to me that that can be a name for the dynamic language practise of changing an object's class at runtime. (This is used for example in UFT.)
Date:July 16th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)

From Hagit

I learned copacetic from a customer once, and I was so enthusiastic, that he also explained the origin, which is supposedly from "hacol beseder" - did you hear that part too? ;-)
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Date:July 20th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)

unused recepie

Coley-flower Stuffed Broccoli.
You take fresh Broccoli, you stuff it with Coley-flower , cover it with purple non spicy paprika and you are ready to do with it nothing but nothing. Recommended? What? The bottom line is that I just miss you sometimes.
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