Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Coming Distractions, December 2nd, 2008

Next Tuesday's You're Welcome Movies:

Step Brothers
Wanted
Lower Learning
24: Redepemption
Fly Me to the Moon
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Metalocalypse- 2nd Season
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
The Longshots (directed by Fred Durst)

I really wanted to believe in the X-Files movie. Instead, I laughed a lot. Much more believable: the spirit pictures in Shutter (on our shelves just yesterday), which I would certainly recommend. I can't speak for the Joshua Jackson remake, but the original took me places I was not expecting to go (in a good, pleasing, not too many loose ends kind of way.)

I am sure all you lovely readers noticed that this blog is being posted an entire day early due to Thanksgiving! We should all take a moment of silence to thank Lincoln for this particular contribution to the great tradition of American feasting. Then I would like to share with you a thing I am very thankful for--my favorite words of November:

Pandiculate: v. to stretch and yawn at the same time.



Dysphemism: n. antonym (along with cacophemism) of euphemism--the usage of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one. ex. replace to die with to assume room temperature.

Chimera: n. mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail or any organism composed of two or more genetically distinct tissues.

What are your favorite November words? Only a few days left to figure that one out...

1 comment:

Undead Molly said...

apotropaic [ap-uh-truh-pey-ik] adj. Intended to ward off evil: an apotropaic symbol.

imbroglio [im-brohl-yoh] –noun, plural -glios.
1. a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.
2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation.
3. a confused heap.

dudgeon [duhj-uhn] –noun a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon.

badinage [bad-n-ahzh, bad-n-ij] noun, verb, -naged, -naging.
–noun 1. light, playful banter or raillery.
–verb (used with object) 2. to banter with or tease (someone) playfully.