A society word meaning “smart.” Forrester demonstrates the usage: “The goods are not ‘afternoonified’ enough for me.”
A figure of speech used to describe drunken men. “He’s very arf’arf’an’arf,” Forrester writes, “meaning he has had many ‘arfs,’” or half-pints of booze.
- BACK SLANG IT
Thieves used this term to indicate that they wanted “to go out the back way.”
-BAGS O’ MYSTERY
An 1850 term for sausages, “because no man but the maker knows what is in them. … The ‘bag’ refers to the gut which contained the chopped meat.”
- BANG UP TO THE ELEPHANT
This phrase originated in London in 1882, and means “perfect, complete, unapproachable.”
Low London phrase meaning “to thrash thoroughly,” possibly from the French battre a fin.
Nineteenth century sailor slang for “A riotous holiday, a noisy day in the streets.”
- BOW WOW MUTTON
A naval term referring to meat so bad “it might be dog flesh.”
Brave or fearless. “Adroit after the manner of a brick,” Forrester writes, “said even of the other sex, ‘What a bricky girl she is.’”
- BUBBLE AROUND
A verbal attack, generally made via the press. Forrester cites The Golden Butterfly: “I will back a first-class British subject for bubbling around against all humanity.”
-BUTTER UPON BACON
Extravagance. Too much extravagance. “Are you going to put lace over the feather, isn’t that rather butter upon bacon?”
A London society term for tea and coffee “used scornfully by drinkers of beer and strong waters … in club-life is one of the more ignominious names given to champagne by men who prefer stronger liquors.”
A talkative woman.
A nickname given to a close friend.
- COLLIE SHANGLES
Quarrels. A term from Queen Victoria’s journal, More Leaves, published in 1884: “At five minutes to eleven rode off with Beatrice, good Sharp going with us, and having occasional collie shangles (a Scottish word for quarrels or rows, but taken from fights between dogs) with collies when we came near cottages.”
-COP A MOUSE
To get a black eye. “Cop in this sense is to catch or suffer,” Forrester writers, “while the colour of the obligation at its worst suggests the colour and size of the innocent animal named.”
A delightful way to refer to your rather boring hands.
This creative cuss is a contraction of “damned if I know.”
“I saw Tom Hiddleston play Cassio in Michael Grandage’s production of Othello, which starred Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor. I’d not seen him before, but it was quite clear that he was an utterly naturalistic speaker of Shakespeare. It’s not necessarily a part in which you can score, Cassio - he is in many ways the relatively straightforward young man… But Tom made him so effortlessly charming and was so adept, adroit and invisibly easy with the language, that it did feel like it was the start of something. Even against those two Ejiofor and McGregor, that boy really stood out,"
I am still mysterious to myself.
A thousand doors within me,
fingertips reaching out,
grasping for the handles.
On the cusp of becoming.
Maybe I’ll lose myself this year,
find a new city to fall apart in.
Here, I am Eeyorish.
Ruled by the instinct
to bury myself.
Out there, I am
clichéd, the independent coffee shop
inhabiter, writing sesquipedalian
poetry on an old typewriter and
I skip lectures to frequent
second hand bookshops and
other natural wonders.
Or, I am
the beautiful degenerate.
Socialite, brightest at night,
hands in the air
or holding back girls’ hair.
Putting drugs and
in my body.
Singing at the top of my lungs:
I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive.
Or, I am
first hand up,
last to leave the lecture theatre,
longest hours in the library.
Superlative, running rings
around my peers, wringing
productivity out of each second,
essays with adroit finesse,
begging my professors
for higher word counts.
Here, I am not
any of these factitious selves,
my own manic pixie dream girl.
There, I will not be either.
Nevertheless, I will change,
And I hope they lead to me
becoming a little braver,
a little kinder.
under the cut you will find a masterlist of 37 positive and 56 negative character traits!! i often find myself getting a bit stuck when it comes to finding traits for my characters, so i decided to create a list of them!! please like/reblog if you found this useful!! ( updated: january 13th, 2017)
"How ravishing she is, he thought. Everything about her is ravishing. And menacing. Those colours of hers; that contrast of black and white. Beauty and menace. Her raven-black, natural curls. Her cheekbones, pronounced, emphasising a wrinkle, which her smile – if she deigned to smile – created beside her mouth, wonderfully narrow and pale beneath her lipstick. Her eyebrows, wonderfully irregular, when she washed off the kohl that outlined them during the day. Her nose, exquisitely too long. Her delicate hands, wonderfully nervous, restless and adroit. Her waist, willowy and slender, emphasised by an excessively tightened belt. Slim legs, setting in motion the flowing shapes of her black skirt. Ravishing.
*As always, gifs do not belong to me. Credit where it’s due.
Xiumin: He’ll be rather composed in this situation, albeit the intimacy between him and his crush. “Twister? Are you sure? I’m really not that flexible…” Minseok would casually try to dissuade her, however, inwardly, he is hoping to get closer to her through this. While actually playing twister, he wouldn’t show much of a reaction with the way her body threatens to press against his.
Luhan: At first, Luhan would agree readily, without even thinking of how close he would get to his crush through this. Luhan comes across to me as someone whose especially competitive, so anytime someone doles out a challenge to him, he’ll take it without hesitation, seeking out a triumphant win. However, mid-way into the game, Luhan would start to falter in concentration, noticing how closely his crush is pressing to him. Eventually loosing balance, he would fiercely attempt to conceal his evident flush, demanding a rematch. “T-that was just me going easy! Next time, I will win.”
Kris: Oh gosh, how could Kris carry a game of twister without falling in the first few minutes? As we know, Kris isn’t exactly the most dexterous of the members. Like Luhan, he’s pretty competitive and confidant, so without realization, he’ll accept this challenge brazenly. And within minutes, he’ll lie flat on the mat, seemingly in defeat. “Twister–not my style,” he’ll mutter surly, before lowering his voice to a more flirtatious tone. “But, with you, I can make an exception.”
Suho: “Twister? That sounds like a lot of…work. Are you sure you don’t want to cook or go out shopping?” Suho knows how this is going to play out, and is doing his best to not elicit anything embarrassing out of it. When his crush starts questioning why, he’ll become slightly frantic in trying to find a sufficient answer. “Ah! Well, it’s just that…mm…maybe it’s not a bad idea…” He’ll agree reluctantly, but it would be all convivial once the game commences. He’d be a blushing mess afterwards, no doubt.
Lay: It wouldn’t be until the actual game starts that it would dawn upon Yixing what is going on exactly. He would agree to playing twister without any qualms or second thoughts. Since Yixing is quiet and a lot more modest than some of the other members, he wouldn’t say much to his crush when things starts getting ‘close.’ He would just merely shy away, blushing profusely trying to avert his gaze. However, Yixing would probably be one of the best at twister.
Baekhyun: First, he’d guffaw loudly at her request, than proceed to suggestively raise a brow. “Interesting how you choose me and only me to play~” Baek likes the sound of the idea initially, but when the game actually starts to transpire, he’ll take his words back instantly. Though it would be fun and relatively loud, he’d get flustered pretty easily, being this close to his crush’s body. But, Baekhyun would be supreme at obscuring his modesty by loudly exclaiming how he’s in pain and needs to start over, solely to get in a new position. “It’s not fair! When did you get so flexible?”
Chen: He’d give his crush that ‘amused yet befuddled’ look; raising a brow while smirking slyly. And in true Jongdae fashion, he would express his feelings as frankly as possible. “So…basically you want us to be alone, together, in all sorts of weird positions,” his smirk would broaden suggestively with the abrupt fits of laughter he’s elicited from his crush. Jongdae will agree to it, most likely he’ll end up regretting this decision, but that wouldn’t stop him from bragging on how good of a twister player he is.
Chanyeol: “What? You know I can barely touch the floor!” he’d pout aloud, genuinely unsure of partaking in twister–he just doesn’t want to embarrass himself in front of his crush, knowing flexibility isn’t his strongest suit. But seeing her pleading look, Chanyeol would eventually give in. He’d be the most awkward of all the members when playing twister with his crush. He would try his best to not let his gaze wander to far with how close her body is to him. “It’s not…what it looks…like! I promise! I can’t see a thing!” he would blurt aloud without warrant as he’s about to crash to the ground.
D.O: Kyungsoo would be the most reluctant of all the members to partake in twister, let alone with his crush. “That’s…an interesting way to pass of the time…” he’d murmur with evident hesitation. He knows fully well how awkward things might get through playing twister, but, knowing this would be a convenient way to getting closer to his crush, Kyungsoo would agree, but with skepticism. Analogous to Kris, he would struggle immensely with the game itself.
Tao: Without realizing the implication playing twister with his crush has, Tao would readily agree to her request, as he wants to seize the opportunity to make a lasting impression on her, with his strong penchant for exuding a cool and aloof disposition. “Twister? Too easy! You’re on.” Something tells me Tao may regret his decision, with how hard he wants to seem unfazed during the game. “What? Why are you laughing?! I’m not struggling, I’m calculating!”
Kai: Poor baby, he’s going to be especially flustered, albeit being adroit and adept at the actual game. “Are you sure…? Won’t that be…kind of uncomfortable? Y’know with all the stretching I mean,” Jongin would be quick to come up with an explanation without fully revealing his feelings, only to give in modestly. Like I said, Jongin would be exceptional at playing twister, but he would be so distracted with observing his crush, with how close she would be to him during the game. “Yeah…you’re doing really….good!”
*omg this fuqing gif akfkjnsf
Sehun: Like Chen, Sehun would be blunt in pointing out the obvious. “I’m not gonna lie, it’s going to be hard for me to concentrate properly.” Though Sehun is timid inwardly, he’d be proficient at masking his inner abashment. “Is that all? I hardly feel anything,” and of course he’d be as boastful as ever mid-game, eliciting chuckles from his crush. If he lost balance, he would be quick to concoct a witty explanation, unable to make full eye contact with her. “You’re distracting me, that’s why I lost. Why? Mm…no reason. I just know.”
In the late spring of 1193, Richard I composed a song. It was a ballad of melancholy and abandonment, of frustration and homesickness. The haunting melody accompanied lyrics written in Occitan. It is known, after its first line, as ‘Ja nus hons pris’. It is a song that would survive more than eight centuries.
The lyrics of the two most famous verses are:
Ja nus hons pris ne dira sa raison
adroitement, se dolantement non;
Mes par confort puet il fere chancon.
Moult ai amis, mes povre sont li don;
honte en avront, se por ma reancon
sui ces deus yvers pris.
Ce sevent bien mi homme et mi baron,
Englois, Normant, Poitevin et Gascon,
que je n’avoie si povre compaignon,
cui je laissasse por avoir en prixon.
Je nei di pas por nule retracon,
mes encor suit ge pris.
No man imprisoned tells his story
rightfully, as if he were not sorrowful;
but for comfort he can write a song.
I have many friends, but poor are their gifts;
shame on them, if for my ransom
I must be two winters imprisoned.
It is well known by my men and my barons,
English, Norman, Poitevin and Gascon,
that I do not have the poorest companion
whom I would leave to remain in prison.
I don’t say this for their reproach,
but still, I am imprisoned
Dan Jones, ‘The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England’
For the second day I’m trying to digest new promo photos and videos…. What the fuck is going on out there? Why is Oswald as “the first woman in the village” handed over from hand to hand?
What we have Ed exactly at 5 o'clock will come for the penguin. Which is clearly waiting for him. And Ivey is shocked by this turn (Vanguey, “Why are we waiting here when we need to look for them?” And Oswald smiles: “No, they will come to me”
Then our favorite scene. Why do I think that here? Well … His clothes. It shows a tie from this collection of screenshots. And of course, because this screen is attached to the promo 20 series))
(I still doubt that this is the same scene but .. it’s possible and so…)
Next the appearance of Fish and the” bold robbery of the Edd”
But then the strange “multi-hopping”From the Penguin. He is in the hands of Gordon(How? I think this is a trick)—>Then barter —>
And it happened But! Then we see footage of how Gordon and Hypnotist run away from Barbara and Butch and Ed chases the Penguin
And then the famous…
Fish is clearly on the side of the Penguin…and in these docks will begin the final battle between owls and “villains”..And also the showdown between Fish+Penguin and Barbara+Ed…
And why does it seem to me that Oswald is somehow involved in all these confluences of circumstances.He often proved to me that he was a brilliant strategist and an adroit manipulator.And the moment he escapes, the firing begins here.But the question that does not give me rest is completely different.What. Will be. Later. with. Penguin. and. Nygma. We were shown almost everything except this.So I think the 22 series can be very promising…
(&&. * ⇄
under the cut you will find 55 underused traits i’ve stumbled upon or some that i just changed around and used bigger words ! each trait will have a description and synonyms so you can have a better understanding of the traits ! i’m hoping that these come off as helpful, and if it does, it’d mean a lot if you liked or reblogged this - thank you ! )
what. the. heck. the facts alone are enough to floor me. i started writing on this blog on march 15. i’ve done more than my fair share of fangirling over this live action beauty and the beast movie. i actually made this blog ON A WHIM, thinking that there would be sparse to no support or interest in this hairy beast man, thinking that i would be discouraged after everyone wrote off the movie as some sort of bust. i was so very nervous making this blog because i know how live-action remakes often are. but … everyone loved it. and somewhere in that time, i fell in love with him and everything surrounding him. this is one of the places i look forward to, and i need to thank all of you for being so welcoming and supportive in my portrayal !!! … this list is going to be primarily a batb rp community love list, to expose all the cute people in this fandom. here we go.
first off : THE BEASTIE BABES. thank you for following me and making me smile. please, to everyone following me, consider following these beautiful babes in addition. all very good portrayals, all fresh. REALLY !
THE WIVES ( AND ONE HUSBAND ). all of you. every single one. sorry, we’re married now. all of you are so unique, so precious, and so wonderful at everything you do. you’re all damn good, you’re all unique, and you’re all beautiful.
@finalpetal is the fandom wife. 🌹 even if she makes adam sleep on the couch.
and this ‘little’ list of people who write with me, who have liked my stuff ( i see you there ), who have complimented me worth a thousand people. wow. i’m more scared of you than you of me. THANK YOU !
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Asami is quick to sum up other people, to gauge a great deal about them, and to act on her conclusions. In her first introduction, within a few minutes of meeting Mako she’s already planned how to apologize for him for running him over, where to go, and how to accommodate him there. She’s pretty single-minded of purpose and quick to make up her mind. She has set goals (save Future Industries, stop the villains, help Korra) and spends much of her time taking whatever steps are necessary to attain those goals. She doesn’t usually follow the rules or work within the standards of society; she’ll pretty much work with anyone to attain her goals, whether that be working with criminals (Season 2), alongside people who’ve betrayed her in the past like Varrick or her father (Season 4) or going against authority figures like the Earth Queen (Season 3). Her company’s name, Future Industries, is pretty fitting, because that’s usually where Asami’s mind is.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Asami is good at sensing what other people like, at grasping their feelings and putting them at ease. She’s great at comforting others and supporting them in their endeavors, particularly Korra during the second half of the series; she spends a lot of time at Korra’s side offering her words of encouragement and taking care of her in her times of need, even offering to leave behind Future Industries to keep an eye on her after the Zaheer incident. She’s open and honest with her feelings and rarely filters her emotions, talking about them clearly and openly with other people.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): She’s a skilled inventor, and easily sees how things work. She pieces together a feasible sand boat out of the ruins of an airship in the desert; she’s good at putting things together or taking them apart. She’s quick to correct people if she sees a logical inconsistency in their statements. She acts as the brains of the new team Avatar, along with Mako; both of them use their Ti-style logic to solve problems. She’s pretty good at asking questions and balancing grounded reason with emotional motivation (Fe/Ti).
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Asami’s Se is pretty well-developed; she’s very adroit with her environment, loves action and excitement, and utilizes her surroundings frequently to her advantage. She’s observant and quick to take action. She doesn’t particularly wish to work within the system, frequently refusing to play by the rules; she barely hesitates to fight against her own father when he’s revealed as an equalist. She isn’t very impulsive though, and usually thinks ahead rather than reacting in the moment, which contrasts her with Se-dom Korra.
Note: This is a re-type. I will note that Asami is really hard to type; she’s clearly Fe-aux, Ti-dom, but I’ve never been sure if she was ISFJ or INFJ. She was typed before as ISFJ, but on rewatching the series she struck me as Ni-dominant. She just doesn’t use Si; she doesn’t refer to things as they were in the past, she’s not very specific with details, she’s got her mind on the future too much to be Ne-inferior. Hopefully this will settle it, with me and with you, but who knows.