Thursday, December 29, 2016

albeit & begrudgingly

Quotations:


-- I do use one albeit begrudgingly. You can't even get a mobile phone contract if self employed and not using an accountant.

In jaysonic's case, who i assume has income from other sources, this problem would not apply.


Definitions:

albeit:
although.

begrudgingly:
begrudge:
1. to be unwilling to give or pay something;
2. to feel annoyed because someone has got something that you want, and you think they do not deserve it;



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

baloney & pissed

Quotations:


Too reliant on GPS?

-- Note the "lighter than usual" traffic.... I'd question the "usual" 10 to 20 minutes... I think that sounds like baloney.... PS, I have no idea of the true travel time, but that one google maps seems to make it unlikely to EVER take 10 minutes.... unless you are in a helicopter maybe...
As someone else said, probably pissed that someone had cancelled on her.

Definitions:

baloney:
nonsense; lies;

pissed:
very angry or annoyed.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Luddite & hilarious

Quotations:


Anyone using a tablet / phone combo?

-- I'm to much of a Luddite ( not really) so I'm quite happy with i6, but I suppose if doing it full time I'd be tempted to switch to an i6+ size phone.

-- Hilarious that anyone needs this rubbish 

Definitions:

Luddite:
a person who is opposed to new technology or working methods.

hilarious:
extremely funny.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

peeve & sbs pet peeve

Quotations:


-- My pet peeves

As a customer of Uber drivers one of my pet peeves is drivers not acknowledging you .

I get in the car , first thing I say is hello , if you cant say hello back then I think its arrogant .

I think a lot of these are ex taxi drivers who think " why should I pander to the customer ?"

I will give you an example , Uber pulls up , I get in the backseat usually .

Some ( most) dont even ask your name !!!

I say hello , they dont respond , so i tell them my desto , some still dont talk .

If you cant be civil to people or cant get along with people then its not a job for you .
Uber and Taxi driving are very difficult jobs as you need to be able to relate to all types .

Saying a quick hello as someine gets in wont make you a slave !

You dont have say it in question form like how are you ....just a quick hello with a smile , it doesnt cost much rather than staring out the driver side window as your passenger gets in !

Definitions:

peeve:
1. to make somebody feel annoyed, irritated, or resentful;
2. something that annoys or irritates somebody;

sbs pet peeve:
something that you particularly dislike.

Friday, December 2, 2016

psyche & degeneracy

Quotations:

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John Bell: [psyche; degeneracy;] Well, I guess courage I think, the courage to look so deep into the human psyche and say man is capable of such cruelty and degeneracy.  No other playwright has gone that deep. I think, Beckett following Shakespeare's footsteps, went some of the way, but so uncompromising. And to think he wrote this play as a commercial piece of theatre, I mean, and wrote it for the King's Christmas Party, I mean, Christ, what a Christmas party. It's extraordinary courage, the scale of the thing, the ruthless examination of people's motives and pretensions. I suppose what Shakespeare teaches me more than anything is curiosity, unbounded curiosity. And openness to anything, everything. There is no barrier. He just takes whatever the universe can throw at him, and he'll turn it into something. 

Definitions:

psyche:
the mind; your deepest feelings and attitudes.

degeneracy:
1. immoral, depraved, or corrupt behaviour, or an instance of his;
2. a condition that is worse than normal or worse than before;
3. the process of becoming physically, morally, or mentally worse;

veteran & profundity

Quotations:

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Kate Mulvany: [crystallise;encapsulate; hone; veteran;] Well, he teaches me a lot of things. Of course, he teaches me as a human because of the way he crystallises and encapsulates a moment, you know, word, or you know phrase, what he teaches me as a playwright is extraordinary though too, as I mentioned before, I love that he can take the epic of a battlefield then we can hone in on Brutus and Cassius speaking about what it is to loyal to one another and what it is to be a friend and ... there are something so human about seeing the man behind the solider. And for me that's really important thing as a human. My dad's Vietnam veteran and who did not speak and I found a lot of the answers of what I was looking for my dad through Shakespeare, the way the soldiers spoke to each other, the way they talked about the war when they got home, and it's through those sorts of passages and phrases and narratives and characters that Shakespeare gives us that we can find ourselves, we can find our family, we can find our love ones, we can find other ways into our own human existence. 


Tony Jones: [profundity] John Bell, before we began, you were asked during the warm up, what your favourite Shakespeare play was, you said King Lear, because it's the most profound. What did you learn from that kind of profundity? Or what do we learn? 

Definitions:

veteran:
1. a person who has been a soldier, sailor, etc. in a war;
2. a person who has a lot of experience in a particular area or activity.

profundity:
1. something that sb says that shows great understanding;
2. the quality of being very great, serious or powerful;
3. the quality of understanding or dealing with a subject at a very serious level;

Thursday, December 1, 2016

inhabit & hone

Quotations:

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Anthony Grayling: [apposite; essayist; inhabit;] Can I just comment, by the way, I've been struck by the idea that if the royalties due to Plato, Aristotle an so on could be paid into a fund. I could arrange that would be ... But I think it's a very good idea. I think in the case of this question that it's very very apposite, because Shakespeare is a wonderful resource, not alone, but I think magnificently ahead of the game in getting us to see things about despair, ambition, desire, passion for vengeance, love and all these things. One of the greatest writers about Shakespeare is William Hazlitt, the essayist, talking about the characters. Not the plays so much, their structure and the like, but his investigation of characters, he was so fascinated by the fact that somehow Shakespeare with this marvellous ability he had to be anybody and everybody, to see everything from all points of view, to inhabit these different sensibilities, brought out things about what it is to be human, which when you see a play or when you read a play today, you're very struck by. So I mean I think he remains a great relevance for that point. 

Kate Mulvany: [crystallise;encapsulate; hone; veteran;] Well, he teaches me a lot of things. Of course, he teaches me as a human because of the way he crystallises and encapsulates a moment, you know, word, or you know phrase, what he teaches me as a playwright is extraordinary though too, as I mentioned before, I love that he can take the epic of a battlefield then we can hone in on Brutus and Cassius speaking about what it is to loyal to one another and what it is to be a friend and ... there are something so human about seeing the man behind the solider. And for me that's really important thing as a human. My dad's Vietnam veteran and who did not speak and I found a lot of the answers of what I was looking for my dad through Shakespeare, the way the soldiers spoke to each other, the way they talked about the war when they got home, and it's through those sorts of passages and phrases and narratives and characters that Shakespeare gives us that we can find ourselves, we can find our family, we can find our love ones, we can find other ways into our own human existence. 

Definitions:

inhabit:
1. to be found in or pervade sth;
...

hone:
1. to develop and improve sth, especially a skill, over a period of time;
...