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March 10th, 2006

Hey, dilletante!

From goodluckfox: The amazing things you can do with practice.

Sound not required, but will make it much better.

-TG

Happy, Happy!

Happy birthday, syke! For your present, here's today's Forgotten English!

erubescency
A blushing for shame; an uneasiness of mind ... for fear of loss of reputation.
--Nathaniel Bailey's Etymological English Dictionary, 1749


Day of Public Humiliation
This gloomy and short-lived "holiday" was instituted in the mid-1600s by Oliver Cromwell's severe, Puritan-dominated government. Puritans subjected themselves to various forms of humiliation, such as adopting strange, biblically inspired first names. Charles Bombaugh's Gleanings for the Curious from Literature (1874) drew a representative sampling of these often hyphenated appellations from a 1658 Sussex jurors' list: "The-gift-of-God Stringer, Repentant Hazel, Be-thankful Playnard, Live-in-peace Hillary, The-work-of-God Farmer, Joy-from-above Brown, Be-of-good-comfort Small, Faint-not Hewett, Redeemed Compton, God-reward Smart, Kill-sin Pimple, Stand-fast-on-high Stringer, Seek-wisdom Wood, Fight-the-good-fight-of-faith White, Search-the-Scriptures Moreton, [and] Weep-not Billing." Bombaugh also mentioned a "Puritan maiden" who, when asked for hers, replied, "Through-much-tribulation-we-enter-the-kingdom-of-Heaven, but for short they call me Tribby."

I'd think just being in Cromwell's England would have been humiliation enough. Yeeks. Hurray for the separation of church and state! Long may it reign!

-The Gneech

Yatta!

This looks like a job for THE HUMAN BULLET!

Fire me, boy!
*POOM!*

*THUNK*


I'm okay!

In other news, holy crap it's a nice day out there today! I just wanna go outside and run around like a complete maniac until I fall down. 0.o

Weather this nice is hazardous to my health!

Hope you're all having a day full of awesome. :)

-The Gneech

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