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Kymical addiction on Sunday, November 28, 1999 - 05:17 pm:


    i don't know why. but those two words (one name one place) seem to intrigue me.

    i like the way they roll off he tongue.

    makes me want hot cocoa and some guy in tight pants.

By cyst on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 02:04 am:


    today I learned the word "uxoriousness." excessive love for one's wife.

    more corrections in brackets:

    K. stopped by, and we talked for about fifteen minutes. The entire conversation was about me [my] being an asshole. I was contrite and agreeable, but I think she was frustrated at [by]my failure to say the words "sorry" or "apologize".

By heather on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 10:14 am:

    how can you be excessively fond of your wife?
    (the definition when i looked it up)

By agatha on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 11:44 am:

    god forbid you are fond of your wife. that's just wrong.

By droopy on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 11:48 am:

    the definition for uxurious in my dictionary is:

    doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately oversubmissive toward one's wife.

By cyst on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 12:26 pm:

    I bought a '50s vocabulary book at a thrift store or a garage sale, and the author, wilfred funk, is really sexist.

    that's where I learned the word "uxorious." I guessed that the noun form was "uxoriousness."

    oh. I'm looking at it now. it's from 1942.

    "words have changed the direction of history. words can also change the direction of your life. they have often raised a man from mediocrity to success."

    "7. are you apt to say: 'no other nation can hold a candle to my country. we are the supermen, the chosen people. every other race is inferior to mine and they are destined to be our slaves when the day comes'? this is not patriotism. or, rather, it is patriotism carried to an illogical and ludicrous extreme. do you happen to talk this way? then you are a chauvinist..."

By cyst on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 12:29 pm:

    words about your fellow men

    the coquette - this girl promises much, flirts egregiously and delivers very little

    the circe - her greatest pleasure comes from luring men on to their destruction

    the virago - she is the loud-mouthed, turbulent, battle-axe type

By Rhiannon on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 12:40 pm:

    uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife

    uxoricide: murder of a wife by her husband

    usufruct: the legal right of using and enjoying the fruits or profits of something belonging to another

    virago: 1) a woman of great stature, strength, and courage 2) a loud overbearing woman

    fillip: a blow or gesture made by the sudden forcible straightening of a finger curled up against the thumb

By cyst on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 12:41 pm:

    2. you are an irritable, touchy old man, and as you walk along the street on this cold, raw morning you feel nothing but enmity toward the whole world. a beggar stops you for a coin. how do you refuse? (irascibly.)

    3. a friend has been importuning you for weeks to look over a novel he is writing and give him your criticism. knowing your friend you are certain that the novel is bad even before you read it; besides you are a very busy man. rather than give your friend a blunt refusal, however, you take the manuscript home one evening. how do you examine it? (cursorily.)

    5. you have influence with the chief of police and, furthermore, your wife is the mayor's daughter. consequently, you never trouble to obey traffic laws. in fact, you can break them. (with impunity.)

    6. a woman has broken your heart purposely, and with malice aforethought. she has left you a disillusioned man. it takes you years even to begin to get over it. and then one day you meet her again. she is gay, debonair; she has obviously forgotten what she has done to you. this angers you and you intend to sting her when you remind her of what she has done to you. in what fashion do you speak to her? (acrimoniously.)

By Bk on Thursday, December 16, 1999 - 02:44 pm:

    "the virago - she is the loud-mouthed, turbulent, battle-axe type" and "virago: 1) a woman of great stature, strength, and courage 2) a loud overbearing woman"

    Virago- A hugely over powered motorbike manufactured by Yamaha.

    I wonder who picked the name for this bike?

By J on Friday, December 17, 1999 - 10:26 am:

    Well fuck me running,not only am I a Virgo,I,m a Virago,is this cosmic or what?

By Joel and Kathy on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 10:29 pm:

    You guys are very funny.. Someone referred to me as 'uxorious'today.. and I did a google search and found you! I loved this "God forbid you should be fond of your wife... that's just wrong." If you know a man who needs to learn how to be 'uxurious'... buy him a copy of our book! www.unchainedhearts.com


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