Friday, July 06, 2007

Here comes treble

I are a

Pronunciation: 'myü-zik
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English musik, from Anglo-French musike, from Latin musica, from Greek mousikE any art presided over by the Muses, especially music, from feminine of mousikos of the Muses, from Mousa Muse

1 a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity b : vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony

Pronunciation: 'gEk
Function: noun
Etymology: probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German

1 : a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake

2 : a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked

3 : an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity

Live chickens!?! Now we're talkin'

*Definitions from Miriam Webster Online


Blogger john.g. said...

Geek: US slang: A person who is socially inept. Aus. slang: A look.
( vari. local dialect. geck: fool or dupe). source, OED.

July 7, 2007 at 12:45 p.m.  

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