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02 June 2009 @ 11:45 pm
Stalking Punkie's Thoughts  
My latest brain droppings

  • 09:08 Does any one of my Tweet/FB pal have access to Charles Bronson (the late actor) memorabilia? I owe a favor to someone who is a HUGE fan. #
  • 09:14 I should specify: Charles Bronson WESTERN memorabilia. As in from "The Magnificent Seven," "Empire," etc? #
  • 11:15 I hate Russian software... #
  • 11:20 Awesome Twitter cross: @alyankovic and @RWZombie are following each other. Dragula vs. Stop Draggin' My Car Around. #
  • 12:11 Excitement in the Data Center: customer drawing too much power blows amp, fries plug. Smells like Darth Vader's suit in here... #
  • 12:27 @Sylvin Uh oh... somebody gonna get beat down! Christine and I never take money from each other's purse/wallet. #
  • 12:29 ***Zzzzzzttt*** twitpic.com/6gyyx #
  • 13:30 @ephrog one for me, please. I stalked you one year, it's true folks, she is awesome. #
  • 17:57 "Makes no sense at all... Makes no sense to fall... As the world falls down..." #
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vlynnvlynn on June 3rd, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
word of the day
Check out today's wordsmith.org word of the day:
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

grig

PRONUNCIATION:
(grig)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A cricket or grasshopper.
2. A small or young eel.
3. A lively or lighthearted person.

ETYMOLOGY:
The word is often used in the phrase "merry as a grig". The word is of uncertain origin, though various theories have been suggested, such as a corruption of "merry as a cricket" or "merry as a Greek", as in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida: "Then she's a merry Greek indeed."

USAGE:
"When all is reversed and we shall be like the insane, to whom the antics of the sane seem the crazy twistings of a grig."
EB White; Removal; 1938.

"I walked into my local branch of Boots the Chemists as merry as a grig, with a twinkle in my eye and an annoying whistle on my lips."
The Weasel; Independent (London, UK); Jun 8, 1996.
punkwalruspunkwalrus on June 3rd, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: word of the day
I also once learned that "Punkie" is a Swahili word meaning "annoying tsetse fly."

loquesse and moliarty got me a "Grig" figurine once, based on the Celtic faerie of the same name.

Edited at 2009-06-03 05:51 pm (UTC)