Philellinas wrote:our alma mater
'nourishing mother' - is that what the local comp's called these days by the yout' ?
most oft-altered signpost in the locality
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And my fave word today is Epaminondas. More a name than a word. Mean anything to you, Judy?
...usually used by soccer moms and people that like to use really lame adjectives to describe things because no one else will.
guy1: so, you like my new pants? i think they're snazzy.
guy2: really? i just think you're a tw_t.
Philellinas wrote:A few of the more notable people who were blacklisted or suffered some other persecution during McCarthyism are listed here:
Gypsy Rose Lee, actress and ecdysiast
someone on wikipedia wrote:H.L. Mencken is credited with coining the word "ecdysiast", from "ecdysis", meaning "to molt". He did so in response to a request from Gypsy Rose Lee for a "more dignified" way to refer to her profession.
It suggests slithering and crawling in a sycophantic way.
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