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Topic: arcadian
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 6:56:38 AM
Recent investigations in the field of Greek dialectology have chosen to restrict the term "Aeolic" to the dialect of Lesbos and of the adjacent mainland. Formerly "Aeolic" referred with more or less fluctuating usage to Lesbian, Thessalian, Boetian, Elean, Arcadian, and Cyprian. This delimitation of "Aeolic" is the result of that revolution in the study of the Hellenistic dialects which has broken definitely with the old-time division of Strabo. (...) The connection between Arcadian and Cyprian is perhaps closest to that that between any other dialects of Hellas, that have at the same time such varied points of divergence.

-Transactions of the American Philological Association 1887-88, Volume XVIII-XIX, published by the Association, Boston Press of J.S. Cushing & Co. 1888; and there, Chapter V, The Arcado-Cyprian Dialect by Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph.D.

This publication can be considered in the context of time before Turkish expulsion of remaining, still alive, Greek population in the 1922. In the result, there is no more Smyrna, Sinope etc, etc.
In the European Renaissance arts, Arcadia was celebrated as an idealistic, unspoiled wilderness. This seems to be suspicious as the same Arcadia was one of the centres of the Greek War of Independence after, in certain areas, more than 500 years of occupation. Nevertheless, it may be explained by focusing on the European powers seeking alliance with Ottoman Empire at that time.
Meander no more...
Topic: Pontus
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:34:09 PM
From the bough
She gave him of that fair enticing fruit.

-Milton.
Topic: Public Example of Misogyny that Affects All Women
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:38:22 PM
Saudi Arabia may not be the best example at all. It is important to realise that, women in Saudi Arabia actually have more, than average "speaker for women's rights" admits, influence over the daily life in this country, there. Nobody, in theory, knows what happens behind the closed door of households where the women are not responsible for preparing food, only. Saudi Arabia has not an ordinary role to play as a country where the Prophet came into being from. The tenets of the faith cherished by so many Muslims are the source of the cultural power where women have their respectful place. The outer garment covering women's face can be understood as a sort of shield against men who could otherwise, randomly offend women, there. I think that not only men are of this sort of opinion. I have chosen this example to avoid being stranded on the side of total ambivalence.
Placing the U.S. after beginning with Saudi Arabia seems to me to be rather flawed idea. Both countries have different origin in the history, and hence the cultural values underpinning the juxtaposed countries are not consistent with the attempt of explaining, without perceived bias, their, allegedly mutually shared, policy directed toward correcting women's behaviour.

As to the Catholic Church, I am not interested in spreading blasphemous rumours or accusations without examining in deep the reliability of charges. Nevertheless, I can state it without any doubt that, communism and socialism had played since the end of 1960s' till at least the beginning of 21 century, extremely important role in leading the Catholic Church to the point where so many accusations, of different shades, are made.

As to the corporation not paying equal pay for equal work, I am not surprised. It is the quality of work which should be remunerated equally, but not equal work.

As to the husbands beating their wives, the domestic abuse has often its source in women's behaviour, as it is often woman who shares with strangers and with all possible family members alike, rumours and accusations against their husband in order to get leverage in the expected ensuing court battle.

I think that, the women's voice is important as much as the quality of intellectual abilities of the person who represents their rights as their speaker.
Topic: Public Example of Misogyny that Affects All Women
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:37:15 PM
Here, I can use the word which is relatively new to me, that is, balderdash.
I do not see a point to repeat FounDit questions as they are unanswered.
Topic: Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism are all very good words for the lips: especially prunes and prism.
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:35:45 AM
Between the descent and ascent, where the image seemed stationary, I stopped the prism,
And fixed it in that posture, that is should be moved no more.

-Isaac Newton, Sir. (1642-1726/27)
Topic: Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote Is Published (1605)
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:01:44 AM
Miquel de Cervantes Saavedra actively participated in the battle of Lepanto in 1571. He lost a few fingers during this battle, but this did not prevent him from writing.
Topic: friable
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:39:11 AM
Lotje1000 wrote:
I appreciate the example, taurine! I just wish I hadn't read it just before lunchtime...


Sorry. As a token of remorse I would like to offer you a piece of Irish handcrafted Porter, that is, a cake with some caramelised fruit on top. Even cherries...

Actually, I have found something even better as an apology, Lotlje1000. I wish to offer you brute delight, that is, Mrs McGregor's Caramel Shortcake.
Topic: friable
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:47:48 AM
I am not suggesting that the surgeon did not tie his knots properly or did not put them in properly but they were going through fat which is friable tissue and the stitches did not hold under a tight wound and that is why it opened.

-McCann -v- O'Reilly, judgment by Denham J., [2002] IESC 76, status-approved.
Topic: Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:28:15 AM
Variance...

At first you have to agree the budget. Once this budget will be agreed, then actual costs must be measured. The cost schedules should be compared to the budget. Any differences between the budget and the actual costs are named as variances.

-Foundations in Accountancy/ACCA Accountant in Business (FAB/AB), eighth edition 2019, page 212.

Topic: balderdash
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:54:12 AM
Dr Khalifa noted that in 2011 when Ms Masters put it to her that her care and continence needs had not been properly managed she relied "balderdash".

-PB, Re [2014] EWCOP 14 (21 March 2014)