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Ginormous Berfday Post!

I have been seriously remiss in my birthday posting, so here are all the ones I've missed (at least according to LJ):

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO ceruleanst, deliasherman, spunkywulf, jfd62780, yappyfox, xoagray, blackpaw, spikerotty, kamau_d_lyon, twoolfe, calikat, cooner, dewhitton, canisrufus_uk, rikoshi, ryanohki, oceansedge, xydexx, tobias_wulf, joeygatorman, bearblue, wyatt1048, rigelkitty, jadedfox, jakebe, tygermoonfoxx, plonq, walkertxkitty, wesha, jim_lane, kelloggs2066, tahamaki, mooncat, r_magnusson, mistahbojangles, grifter_t_wolf, torakiyoshi, raishi_fox, punktiger, tonyringtail, stilghar, bigtig, frostdemn, malver, unlikeminerva, himura_tiger, chriscrosby, huskyteer, glitchphil, mortonfox, dhlawrence, rowyn, kinkyturtle, xianjaguar, lowen_kind, and g_2!

Hope you don't mind sharing today's Forgotten English (© Jeffrey Kacirk):


A schoolmaster, with a play on the word phlebotomist, a blood-letter.
—John Farmer and W. E. Henley's Slang and Its Analogues, 1904

A pedantical whip-arse.
—Randle Cotgrave's Dictionary of the French and English Tongues, 1611

In Late September,

an English school custom once allowed for a practice called orders, as explained in James Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words (1855): "The master is locked out of the school by the scholars who, previous to his admittance, give an account of the various holidays for the ensuing year, which he promises to observe, and signs his name to the orders, as they are called, with two bondsmen. The return of these signed orders is the sign of capitulation. The doors are immediately opened, beef, beer and wine deck the festive board, and the day is spent in mirth."
—William Craigie's Dictionary of American English, 1940

And then the students are immediately tear-gassed and charged with terrorism.

-The Gneech


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful word, and thank you! Belated wishes are always welcome as they can stretch the birthday out for an extra fortnight or so :)
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank ye kindly, sir. :3
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's alot of birthdays. O_0 No wonder you were a bit lax! XD

Thankee, though! :-)
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
hehe, Thankyou ^^
Sep. 30th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
YAY, GNEECH! Thankee kindly for that B-day shoutout! Didja know I joined the DTV revolution thanks to one of my gifts? That's right, I now have a 32" Samsung 1080p-native HDTV with built-in tuner! XD
Oct. 1st, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Thankee, Sirrah! };-)
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
Ta mate. 8)
Oct. 1st, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
I guess LJ doesnt love me! :(

In other news.....

Are you still playing LOTRO? If you've let your subscription lapse, they are offering a free weekend (starting tomorrow ?!?!?) and a 25% bonus on XP , so when they launch Mines of Moria (soon) you can be closer to 60 on your character level.

Oct. 1st, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Mines of Moria

Here it is in official form....

Make sure you're ready to take advantage of everything that Mines of Moria™ has to offer by participating in a Welcome Back Weekend which includes bonus experience for all!

From October 2-6, 2008, we're offering free LOTRO access to our former players, and +25% bonus experience gain for everyone who logs in and plays. Returning players are invited to patch up, jump in, and start playing on their old characters to get them ready for Moria!

Prepare your characters for the wonder and dread of Moria by taking advantage of these bonus XP days! Tell your friends to log in and play, level your mains and alts, and get ready to Conquer the World Beneath™!
Oct. 1st, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thankee :). Belated wishes just make the birthday fun last longer. hehe
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