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Yoga Korunta

Life & Politics

Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

28 March 2006

Tuesday's Word

manque*\män-ka\ adj [F, fr. pp. of manquer to lack, fail] : short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one's aspirations or talents

Thanks to Doug Hoffman for this week's Word!

*Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary

21 March 2006

Tuesday's Word

gametophyte*(ge mee' to fit): In plants with alteration of generations, the haploid form in which gametes are produced. Compare sporophyte.

*Biology: The World of Life, Sixth Edition, Robert A. Wallace, HarperCollins, New York, 1992.

14 March 2006

Tuesday's Word

irony* \'i-re-ne\ n, pl -nies [L ironia, fr. Gk eironia, fr. eiron dissembler] 1 : a pretense of ignorance and of unwillingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning -- also called Socratic irony 2 a : the use of words to express something other than and esp. the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usu. humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance 3 a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play -- called also dramatic irony, tragic irony 4 : an attitude of attached awareness of incongruity syn see WIT

Irony's best use may be described by making reference to the tragic election of 2004, as in, "How could oil trash be elected to President?" Simple: frighten inbred, bible thumpin', ignorant cousin grabbin', country music Republicans inta doin' yor biddi'!

07 March 2006

First Blogiversary!

Happy First Blogiversary to Yoga Korunta! Much has been learned and more remains to be done to save the Republic from the sociopath/Boy King.

This blog wishes to thank all who have helped in its development: Breakup Babe, Caryn, Catherine, Estephania the Soccer Player, firedoglake, Sarah Jackson, Georgia Jones, Linnea Dates, Odious Woman, Rana, Rose, Misty Scanlon, Theresa hot chik, and many others! Thank you for all you have taught and for the inspiration!

Special thanks to those to whom I owe the most: ae, Alicia Morgan, Blue Gal, and Tulip! Without you, I would not be blogging.

This blog was started with two ideas in mind: to practice writing and curiosity of blogging.

David Rice

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