Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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(In the tradition of matociquala)

Words MS Word 97 doesn't know: beery, catamite, balletic.

And now, Sailors 2003 UB313 and 2003 EL61. Wow, 2003 EL61 is cute. And look at those moves!

I've noticed that the au courant term in my patient population for 'medium-to-long-term unmarried romantic main squeeze' seems to be 'partner'. I imagine the term is a shortening of 'sexual partner', a dry term which probably originated somewhere in academia, either from sociology, economics, or health care.

I'm not crazy about this development. It's such a bland word. I mean, every law firm has 'partners'. A decade or two ago, gay males in a relationship referred to each other as their 'lover'.1 This word is both descriptive and evocative, and I wish this usage had spread to the heterosexual community instead of 'partner', but unfortunately, it hasn't happened.

I'd even prefer the Census acronym for live-in cuddle buddies, POSSLQ, pronounced 'Possleque': Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters. But that never caught on either.

1. I don't know whether this is still the case.


meaning: firefly

蛍雪の功== keisetsu no kou == the fruit of diligent study (蛍雪, 'firefly snow' means to study in such poor light as cast by fireflies or reflected off snow)
蛍光灯 == keikoutou==  (noun) fluorescent lamp, person who is slow to react

Bottom radical is 'insect' (虫). The top radical was originally a pictograph meaning 'covered in fire/light'. Henshall suggests taking the top as an 'ornate cover', and as a mnemonic: 'Firefly is insect ornately covered in fire.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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