Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tofurkey - Google Search

Tofurkey - Google Search: "#
Tofurkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tofurkey (a portmanteau of tofu and turkey) is faux turkey – a loaf or casserole of vegetarian protein, usually made from seitan (wheat protein) or tofu ...

Tofurky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with Tofurkey. A frozen, boxed Tofurky roast. Tofurky, Turtle Island Foods' trademark for its meat substitute, is a turkey meat"

Sunday, November 22, 2009


fossorial - Google Search: "fossorial organism is one that is adapted to digging and life underground such as the badger, the naked mole rat, and the mole salamanders"

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Nerd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Although the idea of nerds is popular, those adopting the characteristics of nerds are not actually nerds by definition. One cannot be an authentic nerd by imitation alone; a nerd is an outsider and someone who is unable or unwilling to follow trends. Popular culture is borrowing the concept and image of nerds in order to stand out as individuals."


Bromance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Etymology

'Bromance' is a portmanteau, a combination of the words 'brother' and 'romance'. Editor Dave Carnie coined the term in the skateboard magazine Big Brother in the 1990s to refer specifically to the sort of relationships that develop between skaters who spent a great deal of time together.[2]
[edit] Sociology

Aristotle described a concept similar to the bromance as early as 300 BCE, writing, 'It is those who desire the good of their friends for the friends' sake that are most truly friends, because each loves the other for what he is, and not for any incidental quality'.[1] Research into friendship and masculinity has found that recent generations of men, raised by feminist mothers in the 1970s, are more emotionally open and more expressive.[1] There is also less concern among men at the notion of being identified as gay and so men are more comfortable exploring deeper friendships with other men"

Monday, November 02, 2009

Euphemism treadmill

Euphemism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Euphemism treadmill

Euphemisms often evolve over time into taboo words themselves, through a process described by W.V.O. Quine,[citation needed] and more recently dubbed the 'euphemism treadmill' by Steven Pinker. (cf. Gresham's Law in economics). This is the well-known linguistic process known as 'pejoration' or 'semantic change'.

Words originally intended as euphemisms may lose their euphemistic value, acquiring the negative connotations of their referents. In some cases, they may be used mockingly and become dysphemisms."