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Inferno VIII, 40-42 – The Styx

Allor distese al legno ambo le mani; per che ‘l maestro accorto lo sospinse, dicendo: «Via costà con li altri cani!».

Inferno IX, 124-126 The Heresiarchs

E io: «Maestro, quai son quelle genti che, seppellite dentro da quell’arche, si fan sentir coi sospiri dolenti?».

Inferno X 40-42 – Farinata degli Uberti

Com’io al piè de la sua tomba fui, guardommi un poco, e poi, quasi sdegnoso, mi dimandò: «Chi fuor li maggior tui?».

Word of the Day – pleonastic – August 24, 2014

pleonastic, adj.

Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌplɪəˈnastɪk/ , U.S. /ˌpliəˈnæstɪk/

Etymology: < Hellenistic Greek πλεοναστικός < πλεοναστός (see pleonaste n.) + -ικός -ic suffix. Compare earlier pleonastical adj., and also pleonasmic adj., pleonasmical adj.

1. Grammar and Rhetoric. Of a sentence, speaker, or writer: characterized by pleonasm; using more words than are necessary. Of a syllable, word, or…

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The Lustful

Intesich’acosìfattotormento enno dannati i peccator carnali, che la ragion sommettono al talento.

Minos – The Judge

Stavvi Minòs orribilmente, e ringhia:
essamina le colpe ne l’intrata;
giudica e manda secondo ch’avvinghia.

Dico che quando l’anima mal nata
li vien dinanzi, tutta si confessa;
e quel conoscitor de le peccata

vede qual loco d’inferno è da essa;
cignesi con la coda tante volte
quantunque gradi vuol che giù sia messa.

Minos

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Word of the Day – Qui Vive – August 23, 2014

WOTD_ QUIVIVE qui vive, n.

Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌkiː ˈviːv/ , U.S. /ˌki ˈviv/

Forms: 17– qui vive, 19– key veev (Irish English).

Etymology: < French qui vive, qui-vive, noun (1626) < qui vive? , lit. ‘who should live?’, i.e. ‘(long) live who?’ (1470 in Middle French) a sentinel’s challenge, intended to discover to which party the person challenged belongs (with an expected answer of the form vive le roi…

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Quote of the Day – August 23, 2014

When, without the bitterness of impotent rebellion, we have learned both to resign ourselves to the outward rule of Fate and to recognize that the nonhuman world is unworthy of our worship, it becomes possible at last to transform and refashion the unconscious universe, so to transmute it in the crucible of imagination, that a new image of shining gold replaces the old idol of clay. 

The Porta-potty blue die made this garden soo morose, I had to piss in it to make it GREEN

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