Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Word Definition: Abecedarian

[pronounced: A-b-c-darian]
  1. novice learning basics of a discipline
  2. Sect of 16th century Anabaptists from Germany that found human knowledge contemptible. Instead they believed God would enlighten select believers through visions.

Word Definition: Contumacity

Stubborn disobedience; rebelliousness.

Word Definition: Munificence

Magnanimity; great generousity.

Word Definition: Jocund

Gay as in high-spirited. (Yes, gay does still mean that as well).

Word Definition: Basilisk

Exceptional [mythical] creature, so deadly that inhaling its breath is lethal. It resembles the Cockatrice differing in that it has two heads. The second at the extremity of its tail. It is occasionally referred to instead as an Amphisien Cockatrice (or simply Amphisien) due to this extra head and resemblance to the Cockatrice.

The only way to kill this creature is to show it its own reflection.

Word Definition: Cockatrice

Small lizard which is one of the most lethal [mythical] creatures. It has the head, neck, and chest of a rooster, wings of a bat and tail of a lizard.

It's glance would kill instantly, it's breath could break stone. The most effective way that brave men slew this beast, or it's counterpart, the Basilisk, was to show it its own reflection.

Teabag Quote

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!

Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, March 19, 2007

Favorite Buddha Quote

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.