Tuesday, December 27

Words and RotS

(Posted from last week)

+ Usually good for a laugh, Matthew 'Yeti' has his guide to watching 'Revenge of the Sith' , what parts to cut out, and why. I couldn't agree with him more: midichlorians are stupid and 'the Prophecy' was not remotely adequately explained.

+ Reading my etymology of the day (that's what I get it for):

Vociferous  derives  from  Latin vociferari, "to shout, to cry  out" from vox, "voice" + ferre, "to carry."

Guess what that makes me sing? 'Hush, hush, keep it down, down. Voices carry.

+ Speaking of Word of the Day, I really liked this explanation:

Sub  rosa  comes  from  the Latin, literally "under the rose," from the ancient association of the rose with confidentiality, the  origin  of  which traces to a famous story in which Cupid gave  Harpocrates, the god of silence, a rose to bribe him not to betray the confidence of Venus. Hence the ceilings of Roman banquet-rooms  were decorated with roses to remind guests that what was spoken 'sub vino' (under the influence of wine) was also sub rosa.

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