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November 13, 2011, 19:57
wordcrafter
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I at first read too quickly and, seeing “horsey” in today’s word, wondered if the word came from the notion of a rider on horse’s back. It doesn’t, of course, but the mis-image is a mnemonic.

phoresy – an association between two organisms in which one is carried on the body of the other, without being a parasite

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November 15, 2011, 17:21
wordcrafter
hypothermia – abnormally low body temperature

Typically life-threatening. And yet, …
November 16, 2011, 19:11
wordcrafter
piloerection – hair standing on end
I’m not sure how this differs from horripilation. Smile
November 16, 2011, 19:35
Robert Arvanitis
WHAT is being raised is the same -- pilus, hair.

HOW it is being raised differs. Erect relates to regis, led, guided up. Horri related to horror, lifted by that emotion.


RJA
November 21, 2011, 18:37
wordcrafter
Today’s press misused a word. It should have said satrapy, not satrap.

satrapy – an area ruled over by a subordinate official; implies one given to tyranny or of ostentatious display
November 21, 2011, 18:42
goofy
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Arvanitis:
WHAT is being raised is the same -- pilus, hair.

HOW it is being raised differs. Erect relates to regis, led, guided up. Horri related to horror, lifted by that emotion.


I think the meaning of both words is pretty much the same. horripilation: a bristling of the hair of the head or body (as from disease, terror, or chilliness)

piloerection: involuntary erection or bristling of hairs due to a sympathetic reflex usually triggered by cold, shock, or fright or due to a sympathomimetic agent

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November 26, 2011, 07:16
bethree5
upscale craigslisting: "Phoretic Host Desired" Wink
November 28, 2011, 02:13
arnie
quote:
Today’s press misused a word. It should have said satrapy, not satrap.

Interesting. I see that one of the citations for the 2005 word, satrap, linked to above is of the Milli Gazette making the opposite mistake:
quote:
... the neo cons will no doubt also be counting on a lot of help from their regional proxy and satrap, Israel.



Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
March 24, 2012, 16:44
Geoff
I just saw a news item saying that Dick Cheney has had a heart transplant. How many years did he go without one?


It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -J. Krishnamurti
March 30, 2012, 20:57
Kalleh
quote:
Sorry, you first need one to transplant. So his was an implant.

Big Grin

One thing I can say from experience (in the profession and not on the receiving end) is that it's no bowl of cherries having a heart transplant. However, at age 71, Cheney is older than most who receive heart transplants. The problem is that there are many more recipients than donors so selection of which patients receive hearts is an ethical one. I don't really agree with that article I linked to. From my experience (I used to work with transplant patients), the older patients have more comorbidity issues and do more poorly. I don't think Cheney would have received the transplant had he been a normal person.
March 31, 2012, 02:11
Richard English
I had to look up "comorbidity" and found it means "The coexistence of two or more disease processes". Or as I, being a non-medical man would have put it, "Older people tend to have more things wrong with them"Wink

I wrote a limerick to define aging:

When aging a man calmly faces
The fact he'll no longer win races.
But the bitterest pill
Is he find that he still
Gets stiff - but in all the wrong places.


Richard English
April 01, 2012, 07:14
bethree5
masterly Smile
February 18, 2017, 16:52
sattva
My sister was showing me this article today, Munich Security Conference, and I came across the word illiberalism. I don't recall ever seeing that word before this article. My sister hadn't either. So, we looked it up.


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
February 21, 2017, 20:53
Kalleh
I haven't heard of it either. Interesting.

From that site, I found this so embarrassing, being under the Trump regime and all:
quote:
Instead of waiting in fear of the next Trump tweet, we Europeans should lay the foundations for a Europe that is strong, capable of taking action, and committed to Western values," argues MSC chairman Wolfgang Ischinger in an...

February 22, 2017, 05:30
Proofreader
We should follow Europe's example.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
February 25, 2017, 09:28
sattva
There is no getting around one thing. We live in interesting times.


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
March 03, 2017, 20:41
Kalleh
I am thinking they are similar times to those in the 70s when Nixon was president.