View Full Version : Dictionary.com word of the day for Jan 1, 2008


smashkin33
01-01-2008, 03:28 PM
I get the word of the day sent to my email- here's today's (how cute/darling/fitting, since it's american gothic times and all):

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Zeitgeist \TSYT-guyst; ZYT-guyst\, noun:

[Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.

The best writers of that predawn era were originals who had the zeitgeist by the tail.
-- Gary Giddins, Visions of Jazz: The First Century
As most critics and all professors of cultural theory note, Madonna is nothing if not a skilled reader of the zeitgeist.
-- "Techno 'rave' just the same old Madonna", Chicago Sun-Times, March 3, 1998
Besides, the zeitgeist seems to be working against any hope of Hormel officials to limit...the usage of [the word] 'spam' on the Web.
-- Gracious Concession on Internet 'Spam', New York Times, August 17, 1998
Like other figures who seem, in retrospect, to have been precociously representative of their times, Kerouac was not simply responding to the Zeitgeist, but to the peculiarly twisted facts of his own upbringing.
-- Jack Kerouac: The Beat Goes On, New York Times, December 30, 1979
Zeitgeist is from the German: Zeit, "time" + Geist, "spirit."

T&T
01-01-2008, 03:45 PM
billy likes his Jack Kerouac

smashkin33
01-01-2008, 03:50 PM
i thought you might fine some mystery clues in that or something ;-)
happy new year kevin!

T&T
01-01-2008, 03:54 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR
shannon has to eat CROW!

waltermcphilp
01-01-2008, 03:58 PM
http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/movie/thecrow/the_crow_2.jpg

smashkin33
01-01-2008, 03:58 PM
hahahaha i forgot about that! where is she? she better be out there trying to catch one for dinner.
i'm going to go find some food now- i don't feel like cooking, i don't know what's open. all i know is i have a cravin' for some indian food!

i_adore_adore
01-01-2008, 05:04 PM
I get the word of the day sent to my email

Geek.

;) :love:

smashkin33
01-01-2008, 05:06 PM
yeah, it's a supergeek thing to do!

AnnMarie727
01-01-2008, 05:20 PM
how can i sign up for word of the day? i like that idea

smashkin33
01-01-2008, 05:27 PM
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/list/

JRiordan
01-01-2008, 10:01 PM
I would like to sign up for a ChristJesus daily email.

skipgo
01-01-2008, 11:30 PM
oops. crow it is then. :D

Olivier
01-01-2008, 11:34 PM
saw the word 'zeitgeists' written on juno's wall in JUNO.

smashkin33
01-02-2008, 08:00 AM
I would like to sign up for a ChristJesus daily email.

i'm sure you'd have no trouble finding a 'bible quote a day email' - hell, just ask mayday!

oops. crow it is then. :D
i want pics as proof!

Rider
01-02-2008, 08:03 AM
i'm sure you'd have no trouble finding a 'bible quote a day email' - hell, just ask mayday!


Actually I doubt mayday has any real knowledge of the bible.

Lost fushi tree
01-02-2008, 08:14 AM
totally agree with you.i dont see the point of people being on a smashing pumpkins forum if all they do is complain about billy/pumpkins.
dont listen to them/him if you dont like the music.

smashkin33
01-02-2008, 08:18 AM
huh?

xezton
01-02-2008, 09:58 AM
totally agree with you.i dont see the point of people being on a smashing pumpkins forum if all they do is complain about billy/pumpkins.
dont listen to them/him if you dont like the music.

I don't see the point of people being on a netphoria forum if all they want to do is complain about people complaining about billy/pumpkins.
Don't read the forum if you don't like the netphorians.

smashkin33
01-02-2008, 10:02 AM
I don't see the point of people being on a netphoria forum if all they want to do is complain about people complaining about billy/pumpkins.
Don't read the forum if you don't like the netphorians.

i don't undersand why you have to compalin about the people who complain about complainers.
:banging::blush::banging::blush:
happy new year xezton!

smashkin33
01-02-2008, 10:05 AM
today's word of the day isn't that great.

faineant \fay-nay-AWN\, adjective:

1. Doing nothing or given to doing nothing; idle; lazy.
2. A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.

Yet if nonhunters ever knew how many properly dressed, entirely palatable big-game carcasses wind up in dumpsters because someone was simply too faineant to butcher and cook and eat an animal he could find the time and energy to shoot and kill, hunting would be in even greater jeopardy than it is today.
-- Thomas McIntyre, "The meaning of meat", Sports Afield, August 1, 1997

redchandelier
01-02-2008, 11:26 AM
LOL Yeah I got that email (word of the day) and just laughed

Rockin' Cherub
01-02-2008, 12:20 PM
now i finally get to know what a zietgiest is