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IN my last entry, the spellchecker kept complaining about the word 'pixelated'. Wanted to change it to 'pixilated', which I was positive was wrong. So I checked. Son of a gun, 'pixilated' is a legitimate English word, and has nothing to do with pixels. 

It has to do with pixies. o_O;;

SYLLABICATION: pix·i·lat·ed
VARIANT FORMS: or pix·il·lat·ed
ADJECTIVE: 1. Behaving as if mentally unbalanced; very eccentric. 2. Whimsical; prankish. 3. Slang Intoxicated; drunk.
ETYMOLOGY: From pixie.
OTHER FORMS: pix·i·la·tionNOUN

You know, just when life has kicked you around a bit, and you're thinking that there's nuthin' in this world worth a pinch o' pupshit, something good happens. I picked up the newspaper the other morning, and discovered that my state, Pennsylvania, has a new regulation that allows its citizens to opt out of most telemarketing calls. There's an 888 number you can call, and a website, www.nocallsplease.com. Both were slashdotted immediately when they were announced. More than 200,000 people tried to sign up to opt out in the first 8 hours the program was open.

God, I hate telemarketers. Today things had cleared out a bit, and I submitted my name and phone number. Deadline is Sept. 15, and the ban takes effect Nov. 15. Charitable organizations and political parties (the law was made, after all, by politicians) are excepted. A number of other states have similar laws, Pennsylvania was not the first. If your state doesn't, write your state representative and senator and ask why.


EN
hako(bu)
meaning: transport, luck, move
運転 == unten == driving
不運 == fuun == misfortune
Left radical is 'movement'. Right radical is 'army' (軍). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Army on move needs luck and transport.'

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