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Old 09-28-2013, 02:40 AM   #121
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meadery:
A place where mead is made.
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Now there's a word I needed. I want a house with space for a meadery.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:05 AM   #122
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Now there's a word I needed. I want a house with space for a meadery.

I was quite enchanted with that idea, too! There is a meadery up the valley, excellent wares. I have two bottles of their product on hand.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:06 AM   #123
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I was quite enchanted with that idea, too! There is a meadery up the valley, excellent wares. I have two bottles of their product on hand.
I had honey mead at a medieval dinner in Ireland and they had honey liqueur in the room of Dromoland Castle where we spent the night once. Very yummy
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:21 AM   #124
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I guess I just have one bottle of Dark Mead left...it's been there for a year.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:30 AM   #125
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abnegate:
1. To deny oneself (something), to renounce or give up (a right, power,
claim, privilege or convenience).
2. To deny, to reject (something, for example a truth or a commonly-held
belief).
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #126
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nunnery (n)

/ˈnən(ə)rē/


1. A building in which nuns live as a community; a convent.
2. A brothel.

Origin: 1225–75; Middle English nonnerie.

Etymology: Since the Elizabethan era, nun has been slang for a prostitute (ref. William Faulkner "Requiem for a Nun"), and a nunnery referred to a brothel.

Was Shakespeare being ironic in Hamlet Act 3 when Hamlet tells Ophelia to put herself away so that she may never breed sinners like Hamlet?

"Get thee to a nunn'ry, why woulds't thou be a breeder of
sinners?"
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Kinda changes that whole monologue from Hamlet...very interesting. Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #128
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Kinda changes that whole monologue from Hamlet...very interesting. Thanks!
Shakespearean scholars have debated this for years. There are those who sit on the fence, and those who claim that there is no subsequent evidence in Hamlet that that was Shakespeare's intention and others who raise the point that he was known for his double entendres and it might well have been a double ententre. I am inclined to think that perhaps he was using it tongue-in-cheek. This is one of the reasons I hated studying literature--the attempt to decipher what was going on in the author's head when he/she wrote something...most writers write without giving a lot o thought as to how what they have written might be interpreted by literature scholars in the future.
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I dislike dissecting and speculating about what the author meant. I know what I read and understand, what it means to me. I either enjoy the story or I don't, that is my take away, if it gives me insight, then that is dessert from the author.

Frank Herbert's, White Plague, excellent story, great description of a dystopian future...my favorite thing about the book? It taught me about recombinant DNA.
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cutify:
1. (from the Latin word for skin, "cutis") To form skin, as, the wound area
was left to cutify.
2. (from "cute" + "-ify", perhaps modeled on "beautify") To make cute, as,
she cutified her room.
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