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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Trent's Dictionary

The world is a crazy place these days, internet, TV, underfunded public schools, extremely expensive universities, globalization and generally originality have provoked me to develop a working dictionary of the words I encounter, use, write and hear in the world we all live in. This in some cases not to seem too pretentious, but for example like on Meet the Press or the Debates, I hear all these politicians using large words that become sheer nonesense because I feel that most americans dont even understand their rhetoric. Thus, their language is needed to become dumbed down in order to appeal for the voters, but when you have an actual discussion with a coherent individual, it doesnt add up.

Political Words:

Egregious:

Origin: John McCain

e·gre·gious /ɪˈgridʒəs, -dʒiəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[i-gree-juhs, -jee-uhs] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: an egregious mistake; an egregious liar.
2. Archaic. distinguished or eminent.

Audacity:

Origin, Barack Obama's Book: The Audacity of Hope

au·dac·i·ty /ɔˈdæsɪti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[aw-das-i-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -ties.
1. boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
2. effrontery or insolence; shameless boldness: His questioner's audacity shocked the lecturer.
3. Usually, audacities. audacious acts or statements.


Pop Culture Words:

"Pologize"

Definition: To say "Im Sorry" a little too late after it has lost all merit and thus is irrelevant,

Origin: One Republic on Timbland's "Apologize"
"Its too late to "pologize." said it too late..."

1 comment:

Trevor said...

Reminds me of someone I used to be close to...ain't no pologizn'