Literally meant “...in accordance with the exact meaning of the words used. For more than 300 years, the word has been squeezed and squished into so many dubious contexts that the Oxford English Dictionary literally added ‘used for emphasis while not being literally true’ to the list of definitions.” source - wordgenius.com
Someone send this address on socialism to Ocasio-Cortez, Queen Hecuba of the US Congress - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0FF13u13WE&t=754s Socialists do not have the supernatural values shared by unperverted Catholics and Americans.
Here is the Latin version of John 1, see www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_toTeFr0nk The Church uses ecclesiastical pronunciation, not classical. I can do both. See how many Latin roots of English words you can identify in that version, and whenever you see the lovely qu words, they will be pronouns or adverbs.
Here is some help on prefixes: Ab- = apart, Ante- = before, Anti- = against, Auto- = self, Bi- = two, Bene- = good, favorable, Circum- = around, Di- = two, double, Dis- = not, apart, Geo- = earth, Hetero- = mixed, Homo- = same, In- = in, not, Inter- = between, Macro- = large, Micro- = small, Mono- = one, single, Non- = not, Ped- = foot, Poly- = many, Post- = after, Pre- = before, Sub- = under, Tele- = distance, Trans- = across
I reposted the Orff piece for Venus.
Occasio in Latin means "opportunity" and is not a reference to Ocasio-, but the fake Catholic has taken every opportunity for herself and perverted it. Would it not be Roman justice if she went bald?
Dubious positivity is found in the statement, “If you stay positive, you will overcome any obstacle.” This prevalent bromide tends to invalidate natural emotions. In a movie I watched several times, one person pats another person on the back after a disappointment. That is one reason I prefer in-person tutoring over online: I can be present when we fall short of an expectation.
God promised the Jews a messiah, and they were expecting someone to overcome their troubles and sufferings. The Epiphany was the moment the Messiah was revealed to the Magi. He did not offer bromides, and some were disappointed. Listen to a modern version of a great little story, “The Gift of the Magi” …
Capitalization rule (I wondered about this one): When referencing the soil or ground, “earth” is lowercase. When referring to “Earth” as a celestial body or the planet in the solar system, capitalize it. In its proper noun form, “the” is rarely in front of “Earth.”
Sounds like rhyme. Rime is frost. A synonym is hoarfrost, but that word is considered a literary word! source - wordgenius.com
Is the pen mightier than the sword?
It is a rhetorical device like a metaphor, but the word creating the analogy must be closely related to its original meaning. For example, a thing that is not scary is made to represent a thing that is scary, as in “the pen is mightier than the sword.” The drama series, Game of Thrones, doubles down on metonymy with “game” referring to years of battles and intrigue, and “thrones” referring to the many seats of power across the fantasy world of Westeros. In Julius Caesar, Mark Antony says, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” Antony uses ears as a metonymy to ask the audience to listen to him.
It is a rhetorical device in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in “all hands on deck,” which means all men on deck. When a knight puts his hands inside the hands of his lord, and the lord clasps the knight’s hands, this act of fealty shows that the knight is pledging loyalty to his lord. The hands of the lord are not all of him, but the hands represent him. Video games have numerous characters seeking or pledging loyalty. The most played video game in 2021 is Fortnite. League of Legends is second, Minecraft fifth. One of my students plays Minecraft, but an objective in this game is survival.
In the 1962 Missal there is an oblation that goes like this: O sovereign and true leader, O Christ, my king, I kneel before Thee here like a vassal in the old feudal times to take my oath of fealty. I place my joined hands within Thy wounded hands and promise Thee inviolable loyalty. I dedicate to Thee all the powers of my soul, all the senses of my body, all the affections of my heart.
Dramas, games, and pledges require writers. These days I would say the pen is mightier than the sword. Or is it?
Ooo-ooo! Another spankingly good Latin word! My quondam life was bad. It means “former”. Use that word when you’re out on a date.
Excerpt from Sunday’s Gradual, Ps. 44, 3, 2. “My heart hath uttered a good word. I speak my works to the King: my tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth quickly.” Lofty advice about dedication to purpose. Right? As soon as I finished making this entry, an inconceivable coincidence occurred. I heard a bing telling me that a message had arrived in my email. I checked. The questioner on Quora asked, “How do I write a book in one year?” Answer: “You glue your ass to a chair and write one page a day.” Bible or Quora, Bible or Quora, Bible … or … Quora!
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.
Use emojis judiciously, watch your punctuation, do not send a million texts, avoid all-caps, and wield the right laughter level. Live cams on YouTube are English only because there are 6,500 documented languages in the world. Some cams do not permit more than three emojis in a row.
The word stems from medieval Latin. The literal translation is “tender mother” and appears in the Salve Regina (Hail Queen). O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria. O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary. The full name of this thin, fibrous membrane is “pia mater.” Mater is Latin for mother. Even though the pia is a barrier that closely covers the brain, it allows blood vessels to pass through and nourish the brain. It also helps in production of cerebrospinal fluid. source - wordgenius
We all know what a nimbus is. It is a noun of Latin origin meaning luminous rain cloud. What I did not know is that nimbus is another word for the halo around the head of a saint. Catholic artists apply a nimbus all the time.
“Having the right language to express ideas is constitutive to being a good writer.” A constitutive constituent is an essential element of something. A bolide is a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere. I’d like one of my stories to be a bolide in someone’s life or a little Star of Bethlehem this Christmas. Wishful? source: wordgenius
Thaze attends a Catholic school in San Francisco, and his older brother is friends with Altan, one of my students who attends a different Catholic school and also plays with the Glens, and so do two of my grandnephews. All these boys are excellent students and athletes, and they are socially aware.
Ever have one? Sure you have. It has nothing to do with keeping a log at a trial. A trialogue is a conversation among three people.
Yep, “suss” is a real word, short for “suspect.” “The detective could suss a new acquaintance in record time.” Can you? I discreetly suss people all the time, perhaps because they precipitate writing. American detectives would use the word “perp”. “Alexander quickly sussed the key to the riddle.” Alexander is one of my students, and he likes to tell me riddles, which I seldom suss. This word is a shortened version of “suspect,” from the French suspecter or directly from the Latin suspectare, meaning “to mistrust.” Word perfect will question “suss”. “Suss” can be used as a noun, verb, or adjective. source – word genius.com
third-most beautiful sounding language
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.
keiki - kids
I get excited when something different and lovely appears. Dec 8, Holy Day of Obligation, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, excerpt from Prov. 8, 22-35. Narrative this good is aspirational.
“The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made anything, from the beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived; neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out; the mountains with their huge bulk had not as yet been established: before the hills I was brought forth; He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. When He prepared the heavens, I was there; when with a certain law and compass He enclosed the depths; when He established the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters; when He compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits; when He balanced the foundations of the earth, I was with Him, forming all things, and was delighted every day, playing before Him at all times, playing in the world: and my delight is to be with the children of men....”
I was there, playing, too, because He conceived of me from the beginning.
Be careful about giving advice. If you do, be prepared to act on it. When I give a student some new vocabulary and ask him to write a sentence using a new word, he writes a sentence and I write a sentence. If I ask a student to write a paragraph on a subject, he writes one and I write one. If I assign a practice test, he does it and I do it. The only place I have given advice on this website is under Author. I said, “Practice and practice some more.” Do I follow my own advice? Yes. I practice writing every single day. If you advise and you are not prepared to act, how empty the words are.
I realized over the course of an evening that loneliness is an invitation. From whom? The Master, the Man who hangs on the cross, the Man I love. Lo these many years, the invitation was made, but I did not understand or was unwilling to accept. Writing brings clarity, and it has brought me to a point of acceptance.
Here is some practice writing: Only two people have ever loved me, my parents. They never hurt me, but they are gone. I have been walked on by many people, including family, and I would not cut them off, which enabled them. That is ending. A long time ago, my mother said to me, “You expect too much of people.” What she was really saying was, don’t expect anything from anyone. My Lord has been telling me the same thing all my life. How much my parents modeled Him for me! I have always loved myself while others did not. Nevertheless, the love that I have for the people in my life will not change. I am learning a new way – take some time off, be quiet, be with Him alone, get closer and closer every day.
Thanks for considering advice I have just given myself.
By Suzanne Toolan, RSM, 94, retired music teacher Mercy High School, Burlingame, CA.
When I visited by brother for the last time, he told me he had a dream, and in the dream Christ gave him communion. I am confident Tommy will be raised up on the last day.
There is no laughter in fiery Hell,
Henceforth, my illusions I must dispel,
And I my emotions will try to quell.
The shackles of an old love straitened him,
His honour rooted in dishonour stood,
And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.
Lancelot and Elaine
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Four is the only one that has the same number of letters as the number itself and the only one in the English language. Example: five has four letters.
Richard Gwyn (ca. 1537 – Oct 15, 1584), father of six, schoolteacher, and author of both Catholic and satirical poetry, was martyred at Wrexham, Wales, for high treason by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
Not by eating flesh speadily
And filling the paunch on Fridays
And turning one’s opinion with the wind
Were folk made Saints of old.
In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.
A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.
Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.
Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.
Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.
October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!
"Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.
But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.
The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.
Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he'd been told.
He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.
The first American? No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.
The singers sing in pseudo-Latin, but they sound great. Someone said it is ancient Romanian. The following lyrics are repeated: In nòreni per ìpe, in noreni coràh; tirà mine per ìto, ne dominà. The last time the refrain is sung, it becomes: In ròmine tirmèno, ne ròmine to fa, imàgine pro mèno, per imentirà. For me, words sometimes matter less than the feelings produced by, and the intent of, a song. Anyway, it is fun to sing the powerful lyrics with them and sound very Roman. I am no sailor, but I think tossing the stick over the side is to determine speed. One counts the seconds to pass-by. It would not be a jiffy, not on these craft, because a jiffy is 1/100 of a second.