Pilaf or polao, pilau, pilav, pilaff, plov or pulao in their adopted languages (Turkish, Uzbek, Turkmen, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto, etc.),is a dish in which a grain, such as rice or cracked wheat, is browned in oil, and then cooked in a seasoned broth; and depending on the local cuisine, it may also contain a variety of meat and vegetables. The English term pilaf is borrowed directly from Turkish.
Oarfish (Regalecus glesne),”The king of herrings”, is listed as the longest bony fish alive, at up to 11 metres (36 ft) in length, and belongs to the family Regalecidae. The name oarfish is presumably in reference to their highly compressed and elongated bodies. Their occasional beachings after storms, or their habit of lingering at the surface when sick or dying is the probable source of many sea serpent tales.
A crayon is a stick of colored wax, charcoal or chalk used for writing, coloring, and drawing. Wax crayons are commonly used for drawing and coloring by children at most schools worldwide. The world’s largest manufacturer and inventor of wax crayons is Crayola. The word Crayola was created by Alice Stead Binney, who took the French words for chalk, “craie”, and and oily, “oléagineux”, and combined them.
Stendhal syndrome or Florence syndrome, is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to a particularly beautiful piece of art or a large amount of art in a single place. Can also be used to describe a similar reaction to a surfeit of choice in other circumstances, e.g. when confronted with immense beauty in the natural world
It is named after the famous 19th century French author Stendhal (pseudonym of Henri-Marie Beyle), who described his experience with the phenomenon during his 1817 visit to Florence, Italy in his book “Naples and Florence: A Journey from Milan to Reggio”.
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji or verbal caesura. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku.
hatsu shigure saru mo komino wo hoshige nari
the first cold shower
even the monkey seems to want
a little coat of straw
Typhoon – Is a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The basin is demarcated within the Pacific Ocean from Asia, north of the equator, and west of the international date line. Typhoons feature heavy rains and winds that maintain speeds equal to or greater than 74 mph (119 km/hr). Orgin: Hakka dialect “tai foon”, Cantonese phrase “dai fung”, Mandarin “dà fēng all with the meaning “Big Wind”
Nerd is a term often bearing a stereotype, that refers to a person who passionately pursues intellectual activities, esoteric knowledge, or other obscure interests rather than engaging in more social or popular activities. 2) One whose IQ exceeds his weight. 3)An individual persecuted for his superior skills or intellect, most often by people who fear and envy him.
A stereotypical label used to describe a person that is socially inadequate. A four letter word, but a six figure income.
The group of people who will most likely make a life changing invention that will radically change the world. the computer was invented by a nerd. The macintosh/apple and windows were invented by nerds
A name given by lazy buggers in a class to those who take education seriously.
Villain or Villein (Lat. villanus, a farm servant from Villa, a farm) Originally the unfree peasant of feudal times was called a villein. He was bound to the manor and owed service to the lord. He could be sold or transferred , but he had shares in the village fields. The notion of rascality, wickedness and worthlessness now associated with villain is a result of aristocratic condescension and sense of superiority
Avant-garde (French, “advance guard” or “vanguard”) Displaying ultramodernism or experimental style, especially in art or literature. Behaviour, work, music etc that is off the hook, fresh, original, plain funny or even weird. The term was originally used to describe the foremost part of an army advancing into battle (vanguard) and now applied to any group that considers itself innovative and ahead of the majority.
Ineffable – from Latin, in- (“not”) + effābilis (“utterable”) 1 a : incapable of being expressed in words : indescribable <ineffable joy> b : unspeakable <ineffable disgust> 2 : not to be uttered : taboo. Things said to be essentially incommunicable or ineffable are any form of perception (like awareness, self conciousness), nature of dreams, nature of emotions, near-death experience and psychedelic experiences.