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Pantagruelism

Pantagruelism, n. [‘The philosophy and practice ascribed to Pantagruel; extravagant and coarse humour with a satirical purpose. Also, more generally: coarseness, vulgarity.’] There are some truly great words in the English language. Via Oxford Dictionary.

mediatization

This word and meaning took my fancy. mediatization, n. [‘ In Germany under the Holy Roman Empire: the action of reducing a prince or state in position or power (see mediatize v. 1a); the condition of being mediatized. Now hist.’] Oxford English Dictionary Does this mean…

Endurance

Endurance. Sustained effort no matter what happens..  Patience, persistence, failure, success – no matter what happens you just keep going. Aspects of enduring effort. Motivation, winning & success are transient ephemeral moments of commitment. Endurance is timeless success. It is…

Agathism

The Oxford Dictionary “OED Online Word of the Day” has popped out a doozy today: agathism, n. – The doctrine that all things ultimately tend towards good, although the means by which this comes about may be evil, unpleasant, unfortunate, etc. I…

Ukelele Jam – Better Than It Sounds

Was catching a quick shifty after work at a local bar and noticed this sign above a doorway. The doorway led to a basement area with a bar and large number of smelly hippies and their ukulele’s. “Better Than It…