I actually drew this thinking it was a vintage unicycle but my husband looks at and says, "No that's not a unicycle, one wheel is a unicycle." Guys, I knew this okay. I just thought this was how they USED to make unicycles - you know before they could figure out how to actually make it stand on one wheel. So to prove him wrong I went to Google and apparently they call them Penny Farthings. So that's how it came to be that P is for Penny Farthing. I was right that unicycles were inspired by the Penny Farthing, but yes two wheels makes it technically bicycle.
I drove to Delaware last week to install some exercises in sharing at the @decontemporary. .
Morgan Hamilton (@dericiouss) curated Neal Breton (@nealbretonart please go look at his paintings this instant) and I into a sharp-yet-subtle collection of gestural works.
Immediately after I arrived home — I food poisoned myself with bad soy milk. Lessons were learned. .
Not pictured: a handful of other sensitive sculptures, Neal's badass paintings, and my beautiful partner Josh who wrangled our flat tire and helped me install like a goddamn pro. Also beautiful camping pics because ~*~boundaries~*~. .
The exhibition will be up through September!
Hungry for semantics, like a wolf on the street
Rodney Dangerfield chilling with Downey Jr and a side of Cusack, take me out to dinner
For If I had heart strings you’d be the first to know
What lingers at the bottom of the barrel, I’d be the last to show
Tongue tied, never lie, never let myself get too low
Fascinated by quick sand and adrenaline, aren’t we all
It seems as though I’m tip toeing on ripples
Get away with hell due to chinky eyes and dimples
Notify me when the captain is abroad
I’m ready to set sail and raise hell,
It’s in my nature
To say I did it all before my feet hit the mattress
Dramatic is my antic, left my brain in the attic,
Yelling at strangers, “ why don’t you think your life is fantastic”
We’ve done it all before.
#GooDAM#BodySnatcher asses will say that the #KingAlfredPlan#REX84 is a myth but so is Robin Hood and BBC (I ain't takin not the British Broadcasting News station either) but true lol. So what's up! Have you watched enough The Walking Dead episodes to know how to survive. Are you ready. I'm making this a point because it is important for you to know EVERYTHING about the facts of history that they themselves are not taught to teach you. I'm making a point and I am not asking questions in my statements of fact. Learn your position #InYourProperStatus meaning #DeclareYourNationality for the record and defend the constitution by making others abide by the #AmericanConstitution not the #USConstitution because there is a difference between AMERICA and America. One is a corporation created by the #JesuitOrder and if you think that your good heart of love is going to change the world than #MotherNature is rejecting you for a reason. You are helping the destroyer of worlds to destroy mother nature because inaction is an action. #WordMagic#MilitaryMindset Meaning you ain't doing shit to stop them bastards from cutting down all the #WoodsAndForests#Semantics (have to retype hashtags after that damned Android S9 update for my S7 Edge cellphone but let me work these word inspired by #YaffaBey who taught that America really means #AmErica Am which means "before" and Erica which means "woods and forests" a heath. You have to play with it in a quiet place to see the similarities of their definition of moor as they describe a "fen" or open tract of high land. #Highlander there is a reason you love the purple in lavender! #TaMuuri where “Ta” meaning “earth, land, etc.” and Muuri lol look the words up for yourself as proof that #TheyKnowWhoYouAre and you can be whatever you choose to be #YeAreGods activate your #Melanin by needing more that what you have been given. Hunger. Will your subconscious mind.
I NOW KNOW how the weeds feel when they are pulled out from the gravel in the early hours of the morning. They scream from sadness and shock. The force which pushed them to the surface, into the warm air, is the same force which created me. Unfortunately they became TOO pushy and have taken TOO much space in the parking lot. And I bow and kneel in front of them and say to spiky and prickly dry little stock: sorry, guys, you have to go....))) Synchronicity follows...one of the women who works next to me, is from Nepal. She stops and whispers into my ear: do you know what my name in Sherpa language means? JEMITA means a flower growing on the rocky mountain slopes. So this discovery brings me to my next post on the meaning of our names. #pullingtheweeds#semantics#whatsinthename
Attrib by Eley Williams, Influx Press. 'I forgot. I simply forgot the way that love becomes a whimsy and the full-throttle of throats, the buzz of flightless eyelashes against pillowcases on a winter's evening when pigeons grow full-fat against the frost.' This collection makes an art of the complexities of communication. Williams use distraction techniques and side lining within memorable structures to showcase how the unsaid always holds more weight. Synaesthetic experiences gift language with new form. Word collapse brings playfulness. For anyone woefully obsessed with words and the lions in sunflowers and someone in a scrub field in Edale in 2000 who declared it but declared it all wrong. (Sunflower heads = essentially velour. Avoid if loathe moths.) #eleywilliams#attrib#bibliophile#bibliobibuli#linguistics#wordplay#sunflowers#outdoorreading#semantics#barthes#shortstories#literaryshorts#shortstoriesdonewellarealifeline
The Oxford Handbook of Compounding
Rochelle Lieber, Pavol Stekauer
Oxford University Press, 691 pages
کتاب: دستنامهی ترکیب آکسفورد
This book presents a comprehensive review of theoretical work on the #linguistics and #psycholinguistics of compound words and combines it with a series of surveys of compounding in a variety of languages from a wide range of language families. #Compounding is an effective way to create and express new meanings. Compound words are segmentable into their constituents so that new items can often be understood on first presentation. However, as keystone, keynote, and keyboard, and breadboard, sandwich-board, and mortarboard show, the relation between components is often far from straightforward. The question then arises, as to how far compound sequences are analysed at each encounter and how far they are stored in the brain as single lexical items? The nature and processing of compounds thus offer an unusually direct route to how language operates in the mind, as well as providing the means of investigating important aspects of #morphology , and lexical #semantics , and insights to child #language_acquisition and the organization of the mental lexicon. This book is the first to report on the state of the art on these and other central topics, including the classification and typology of compounds, and cross-linguistic research on the subject in different frameworks and from synchronic and diachronic perspectives.
Today's #sundaysemantics : SARDONIC. It's one of those words that somehow sounds entirely like its meaning.
The word made its way to English from Greek 'Sardanios' - literally meaning 'of Sardinia/Sardinian' - and ended up as Old French 'sardonique' by means of Latin 'sardonicus'. The hard velar sound of /k/ at the end of English word SARDONIC (sɑːˈdɒnɪk) comes from this later French translation.
Homer is one of the first to be recorded using this word in the way that we now understand it, and I've photographed the page in The Odyssey where he refers to a "quiet sardonic smile" in response to narrowly missing a cow's hoof "hurled at him"! The history is fascinating.
Apparently,in Sardinia there was/is a plant containing a toxin which was used by Punic settlers on the Italian island, when dealing with those condemned to death. FYI: Punic is the name for Phoenician descendants residing in parts of Northern Africa and the Mediterranean (Tunisia, Sicily, Sardinia, Italy). This plant is commonly known as 'water celery' (oenanthe fistulosa) and its toxin causes a spasm in facial muscles creating the appearance of a grin, just before death! Apparently the Punics felt death should be greeted with a smile - they were quite the life and soul of the party, hey?👀
A dark link to a word still used in C21st!
Homer's early use of the original Greek translation of SARDONIC, when describing Odysseus's death defying grin in Book XX of his famous epic poem, made me wonder about how herbology from an Italian island had made its way into Greek. It gets more interesting!
My research lead me to significant trade links between Sardinia and Greece (and many other countries) due to the island's abundance of copper ore and other metals. Where there is trade there is travel between countries, knowledge of customs, local produce, the passing down of cultural practices, and perhaps handed down information about plantlife to avoid during a visit? Evidently so, for the effects of trade on language change are well documented.
So the next time you read of, observe, or perhaps offer a sardonic smile, take a moment to remember all those poor souls poisoned by a toxic plant!
This word is guiding two projects I'm working on at the moment, and whilst I love the atmosphere it conjures, I'm fearful of its overuse and am trying to maintain a light touch. To 'nurture' now means caring for something as it grows, but it still contains the echoes of its original meanings: to feed and to cherish. I love the way this word brings together nourishment and affection and takes for granted that both are essential. It's also impossible to see or hear the word 'nurture' without mentally adding 'nature', which suits my current purposes very nicely! #storiesofdesign#semantics#circulardesign#nurture#nurturenature#lighttouch#wordsmith#creativecopywriter#brandstoryteller
The next time someone asks what living in Portland is like I will tell them:
1) For the 100th time, I don’t live in Portland, fuckface, and,
2) show them this photo.
In an attempt to cross #25 off our Summer Bucket List, the kids learned an important lesson is semantics and reading things twice: we specifically said we wanted to do a *living room* play with costumes, not an open-air street performance. Try again tomorrow, Supergirl.
Rant inspired by a quote from the ‘Tyranny of Words’ 📖
Too often the fitness industry gets caught up in what’s ‘cool’ or what training my friends are doing 🏋🏼♂️
No one is more guilty of this than the fitness ‘leaders’ promoting exercises which are trending rather than effective. When an alternative is presented it is hardly accepted by these ‘scientists’ 🤷🏼♂️ “Experience has the character of a recurrence of similar contexts. It is the key to the problem of meaning. When we encounter something brand new, a crisis in meaning develops. There is no memorandum in the files.
Every kitten has such a crisis when it first opens its eyes- dazzling new thingumbobs on every hand.
Non-scientists often meet new experience without humility, in an arrogant determination not to be caught napping.
Kittens and good scientists tend to let new experiences pour in until some kind of workable relationships with past experience are established. They do not pretend to know all about something that they know nothing about. We should do well to emulate them.” #functionalpatterns#fp#functionaltraining#posture#rehab#prehab#squat#deadlift#kyphosis#lordosis#gym#semantics#fitness#science