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Acting was such a grey area for me as a child. I had no idea what it was or what it could be. I didn’t understand the history or appreciate the art form, in my younger years. Acting was merely a word to me. Initially, I was eager to explore this “career” one could call it, and fortunately, my parents were beyond supportive. The deeper I dove into it, the more I learned, the more insight I gained from teachers and peers, I began to develop a passion. Before long, as I matured alongside this idea, I fell madly in love with it. It’s all I could think about. All I wanted. I set goals. Dreams. All surrounding this path. And, I vowed to pursue it with everything I had; because even at that age, it just clicked. I’m lucky in that regard, to have found my passion so early. I still feel the very same way, every moment of every day.

Did you know? Several Latin words have correlatives that are formed by replacing the initial qu- with a t-. Often these two words can be used to join together clauses in a single sentence, or one can “answer” the other. For example:

quot - tot (how many? that many)

qualis - talis (of what kind? of that kind)

quis - tis (who? that guy)

quinque - tinque (five? yeah, five)

querela - terela (complaint? ughhhhhh)

Quicklist of -nyms

Acronym: an abbreviation formed from the initial components of a phrase or a word that is then formed into a new “word” which is pronounceable ; It can also be a combination of the pieces of two or more words to form an entirely new word, which is also pronounceable.

Example: AIDS = Auto-Immuno Deficiency Syndrome; Nabisco = National Biscuit Company; 

Antonym: A word that is the exact opposite of another word.

Example: Hot is an antonym of cold.

Backronym: A word that is incorrectly or ironically labelled an acronym with people making up what the letters stand for despite the word not being an acronym in the first place.

Example: Adidas does *not* stand for “All Day I Dream About Sports” but is instead named after the company’s founder Adolf “Adi” Dassler.

Capitonym: A word that changes its meaning when the first letter is capitalized

Example: Polish/polish; March/march

Cryptonym: Code name

Example: “This is Log Jam. Beaver Tail, do you copy?”

Demonym: A name that describes where someone is from.

Example: Someone from United States = American; Someone from Japan = Japanese

Endonym: What people who live in certain places call themselves

Example: What we refer to as the Berber people call themselves a variant of the word i-Mazigh-en, which is thought to be translated to “free people” or “noble men”.

Exonym: What people who live in certain places are called by foreigners, or what certain places are referred to in foreign languages

Example: In contrast to the aforementioned example, the Ancient Greeks thought that all foreigners spoke gibberish (“bar-bar-bar”) and called them “barbarians”, which gave rise to the word “Berber”. For the i-Mazigh-en, “Berber” is an exonym of theirs.

Second Definition Example: The German municipality Herzogenrath is referred to as Rolduc by the French.

Heteronym: A word that is spelled the same as another but has a different sound and meaning.

Example: Bass like the fish and bass like the sound

Homonym: Either 1) A word pronounced the same as another but has different spelling/meaning (aka a homophone), or 2) a word spelled like another but differing in meaning or pronunciation (aka heteronym or homograph), or 3) A word spelled and pronounced like another, but having different meanings

1st Example; Bear – A furry tractor that can eat your face, or if you can stand something or not.

2nd Example: Bow to wear in someone’s hair or to bend over in gratitude to applause

3rd Example: Pool – A hole in the ground to swim in or a game with cue sticks and ceramic balls

Metonym: A word that substitutes a part for the whole that it is associated with. In other words, a piece of the puzzle is used to represent the whole idea.

Example: British people referring to the “crown” are talking about the Royal Family

Mononym: A single name that a person is referred to as.

Example: Madonna, Prince, Plato, Eminem

Pseudonym: A false or fictitious name used to disguise identity; a pen name

Example: Mark Twain is a pseudonym of Samuel Clemens; Dr. Seuss is a pseudonym of Theodore Guissell

Retronym: A compound or modified noun that replaces an original simple noun in order to differentiate between an old concept and a new concept

Example: People will specifically say “Digital watch” because in today’s world there is more than one type of watch. Prior to the invention of digital watches, a watch was simply called a “watch”. In this case, “digital watch” is the retronym as it clarifies what kind of watch the person has to avoid vagueness or confusion.

Synonym: A word equivalent in meaning or close to it

Example: Sweet is a synonym of sugary; dumbass is a synonym of idiot

theonym: The name of a god.

Example: Allah, Yahweh, Vishnu, Amaterasu

toponym: The name of a place or geographical location

Example: Mt Rushmore, Ural Mountains, Moose Jaw

Just a note if you are here looking for wax/wane: updates are most likely going to be biweekly from now on. In the meantime, here’s some fan art…Myka’s season 4 hair is surely a creature all on it’s own, no? (That stylist really didn’t get her hair at all…)

Question: What happens when one of the academies in RWBY get four students whose initials are really hard to form a pronounceable word out of no matter what combination you put them in? Like their skills/weapons/whatever compliment eachother so well that you can’t not put them in a team but you know whatever name you come up with for them is going to be completely ridiculous. Like:

“Okay! We’ve got Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang as TEAM RWBY (Ruby), we’ve got Jaune, Nora, Pyrrha and Ren as TEAM JNPR (Juniper) and uh…Sif, Heather, Oliver and Eric as TEAM SHOE (Shoe).”


“perpendicular” comes to english from (middle french from old french from) latin perpendiculum meaning “plumb line”, where perpendo means “i weigh”, pendo means “i suspend”.

“orthogonal” comes to english from (french from medieval latin from latin from) ancient greek ὀρθογώνιος which means “rectangular”. ὀρθός means “straight” or “upright”, and γωνία means “angle”. the noun form of this word initially meant rectangle, then changed meaning to right triangle, then eventually came to refer to a right angle.

the former is a physical characterization, while the latter is more of a mathematical characterization.