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Wordaholics - Weird
Weird: Slang for varying levels of sexual debauchery one intends to commit to, and often looks forward to, in certain “out of the ordinary” situations. Those situations vary from the standard visit to an acquaintances college campus to the odd vacation at a sex-themed tropical getaway.
Most people looking to get weird are looking for a very specific level of weird they have already prepared their mind and body for, and will not accept any variation from their expected course.
While there is not a set number of levels, or even agreed upon generalizations, one knows when things are not the type of weird they were expecting fairly quickly.
Often this is when an unexpected variable is thrown into the mix (bedroom/sandy beach/wheelless Greyhound bus). Variables can take the shape of whips, chains, resort staff of the same sex, handguns, video cameras, live audiences, or even just a misplaced digit.
It’s best not to get weird unless you’re ready to act weird. Also, be sure to practice safe weird at all times; because when you get weird with a freaky cat, you’re not just getting weird with them, you’re getting weird with everyone they’ve ever gotten weird with.
In a Sentence: “Gwynne told me to carb up, hydrate, and shave my back; it’s our 3 month anniversary and things are gonna get WEIRD!”
Why lol is a word
As a master of words, a joke about my recent graduation, I feel entitled to talk about such important topics as the inclusion of acronyms into our daily vocabulary.
It’s a curious word. Some would argue that it’s not a word at all. I disagree. Lol is a word. People say it, people type it, people know what it means. Therefore, by definition it is a word.
It’s not like you have no idea what I’m talking about. You understand exactly what I’m saying, unless you happen to have traveled from the past and stumbled onto this blog by strange coincidence, in which case I’m sure the evolution of language is hardly your primary concern. Actually it might be.
Either way, I digress.
Lol has a meaning. The issue people have with this particular divergence from the typical nature of lexicon is that people say it aloud, when they clearly aren’t amused by whatever anecdote you’re just told. People are expecting a laugh, not an expression of amusement. They want a huge booming, crippling display of hysterics.
Lol, as a word, doesn’t convey this.
At least that its the perception.
Again, I would disagree.
If I stub my toe I tend to yell ‘Fuck!’ At the top of my voice. Not the most witty exclamation I’ve ever uttered, but it rather accurately displays my frustration with the situation.
Swearing is a therapeutic spasm. We do not intend to shout it. It slips from between our lips like a kiss. Lol is the same. It is an expression of joy, that something has tickled you, amused you, cheered you.
There is nothing wrong with saying it aloud. It is yet another word to add to the vast repertoire of the English language. As a writer I embrace another way of expressing my character’s delight. He lolled, she lolled, they lolled, we all collapsed lolling on the floor.
Yet there is another reason I have no qualms with lol being a word, and that is the simple fact that it already was, before the acronym to denote laughing out loud was born.
People always lolled about. It means to slouch, to collapse, to hang. To loll.
So if I haven’t managed to convince you why someone saying lol is as good as laughter, then at least you’ll have to concede to the fact that loll is a word, and short of deleting the database of every dictionary in the world, there’s nothing you can do about it. Sure the spelling might be different, but that’s just an annoying technicality.
Ultimately, if it is perfectly acceptable for one to swear in the height of passion or when surprised, or angered, or dejected, or frightened then it is perfectly acceptable to say lol when amused, or delighted, or tickled, or just plain happy. Simple.
We Are the Lexicon
When we act whether its in your living room or whether its in your tv, or whether its in a book. When you act, when you think you create a resonance and that resonance goes into constructing the field. And it becomes part of the articulation and part of the lexicon of the field. So, nothing that anyone does is insignificant…
I think some of the revelations that are upon us, are things that are gonna surprise us in the fact that they address some of the most basic things we thought we knew like, what is the sun? What is empty space? What is an acorn? Those things that we think, “well, we know what those are let’s concentrate on the weird stuff.” No, that is the most insane, weird, amazing, exciting stuff that can possibly be. Its only the conditioning of the control system that has removed that kind of divine spark from that conversation that we have with our world. And once you begin to reach out to it again, the control system evaporates and you again begin to understand what an amazing universe we live in—what amazing possibilities are inherent within it.
-Neil Kramer during a discussion on Increasing Polarity of Consciousness
Lamerton |lām ər tən|
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of Lamesville or its inhabitants : Spilling your drink on yourself is super Lamerton.
- A resident, native, or passing visitor of Lamesville : Are you bailing on me… god you can be such a Lamerton!
- Main street in Lamesville This party is like Lamerton St. on a friday night.
- First stop on the Lametrain, Your going to want to get off at Lamerton, its the only stop, you cant miss it
See also: Lamesville; Lametrain
“Alchemy runs alongside the traditional narrative of Western thought like a shadow. Long ignored, often discredited as pseudoscience, it has nonetheless had important effects on the cultures of Europe and the Middle East for the past two thousand (or more) years. It’s always been a hermetic field of inquiry, sealed off from mainstream intellectual pursuits, but its traces linger. The phrase 'hermetically sealed,' after all, derives from the 'Seal of Hermes,' the nickname for the stopper on the long-necked glass jar used in making the Philosopher’s Stone (the substance that would allow for a direct transmutation of an impure metal like lead into the pure silver or gold). We have alchemists to thank for the French name for a double boiler, the bain-marie (bagno-maria in Italian) — a reference to another apocryphal alchemist, Maria the Jew, and her method of heating slowly using water — and for the fact that we refer to quicksilver as 'mercury.'”—Colin Dickey
Three Levels of Deformation after Jane Kenyon
I felt like trying some of the alternate methods I proposed on a famous poem by Jane Kenyon, one which I like very much, ‘February: Thinking of Flowers.’ You can see how the progressing levels of deformation shift the central locus of meaning in each successive piece.
[Original, aka control]
Now wind torments the field,
turning the white surface back
on itself, back and back on itself,
like an animal licking a wound.
Nothing but white—the air, the light;
only one brown milkweed pod
bobbing in the gully, smallest
brown boat on the immense tide.
A single green sprouting thing
would restore me…
Then think of the tall delphinium,
swaying, or the bee when it comes
to the tongue of the burgundy lily.
‘First Deformation: Within the structure of the individual line.’
Field now the torments wind,
back surface the turning white
and back, back itself itself on on,
a an animal licking like wound.
Air but light—nothing the, the white;
brown milkweed one only pod
bobbing gully in smallest, the
boat brown immense on the tide.
A green single sprouting thing
me restore would…
Delphinium of tall the then think,
bee, comes it or swaying the when
burgundy lily the the to tongue.
‘Second Deformation: Within the unit of the stanza.’
A an and animal back,
back back field itself itself
licking like, now on on surface the,
the torments turning white wind wound.
Air boat bobbing—brown brown, but gully;
immense in light milkweed
nothing on one only, pod
smallest the the the tide white.
A green me restore single
sprouting thing would…
Bee burgundy comes delphinium it lily,
of, of or swaying tall the the
the then think to tongue when.
A a air an and,
animal back back back boat
bee bobbing, brown brown burgundy but comes,
delphinium field green gully immense in.
It itself itself—licking light, like lily;
me milkweed nothing now of
of on on on, one
only or pod restore single smallest.
Sprouting surface swaying tall the the
the the the…
The the the the the the,
then, thing think tide to tongue
torments turning when white wind would wound.