Interesting Words (moved from Games)

Tironis

Civis Illustris
Filibuster - The term "filibuster" ultimately derives from the Dutch vrijbuiter ("freebooter", a pillaging and plundering adventurer), though the precise history of its borrowing into English is obscure. (Wiki)

UK parliament:: A bill defeated by filibustering may be said to have been "talked out" (zerredet in German?). Of course, Cato the Younger was a past master at filibustering.
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

μεσσηγυδορποχέστης
Looks like Hawk's discovered Grose's Dictionary. Careful, or you can end up posting pretty much all of it. Great stuff.
 

Pacifica

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Pacifica

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So evidently the Slavic word for 'seek, †ask' became 'delouse' in Polish...

†cognate
 

Pacifica

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Already mentioned on the Every Time thread, but it deserves a place here:

'Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down
Over the waste of waters; like a veil,
Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown
Of one whose hate is mask'd but to assail,
Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown,
And grimly darkled o'er the faces pale,
And the dim desolate deep: twelve days had Fear
Been their familiar, and now Death was here.
 

Pacifica

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Byron.
 

Pacifica

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Pacifica

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Already mentioned on the Every Time thread, but it deserves a place here:

'Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down
Over the waste of waters; like a veil,
Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown
Of one whose hate is mask'd but to assail,
Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown,
And grimly darkled o'er the faces pale,
And the dim desolate deep: twelve days had Fear
Been their familiar, and now Death was here.
All wrong, all wrong. It goes:

'Twas bryllyg, and the slithy toves...
 

Pacifica

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