Telegraph, UK – Local authorities have ordered employees to stop using the words and phrases on documents and when communicating with members of the public and to rely on wordier alternatives instead. The ban has infuriated classical scholars who say it is diluting the world’s richest language and is the “linguistic equivalent of ethnic cleansing”.

Bournemouth Council, which has the Latin motto Pulchritudo et Salubritas, meaning beauty and health, has listed 19 terms it no longer considers acceptable for use. This includes bona fide, eg (exempli gratia), prima facie, ad lib or ad libitum, etc or et cetera, ie or id est, inter alia, NB or nota bene, per, per se, pro rata, quid pro quo, vis-a-vis, vice versa and even via.

Its list of more verbose alternatives, includes “for this special purpose”, in place of ad hoc and “existing condition” or “state of things”, instead of status quo.

In instructions to staff, the council said: “Not everyone knows Latin. Many readers do not have English as their first language so using Latin can be particularly difficult.”

Words change the chemical composition of your brain!!!!

This page will change the way you look at words FOREVER!

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This page will change the way you look at words

Words change the chemical composition of your brain!!!!

That is, hearing words in certain formations result in a shift in the neurochemical composition of the brain…….

This is the same result that chemical substances such as drugs produce……..

So it said that “Words are Drugs” and this seems to be true…….

This is collection of thoughts and musings about the origins and relationships of certain words to other words or of relationships to words….

Anagrams, palindromes, verbal and written expressions which bridge the gap intellectually between the physical and spiritual planes…..

Etymology is the study of the origins of words and the meanings of words and shifts in usage that take place over time. You will find here very interesting information which will create changes in you even though you may not understand (or overstand for that matter…) what is precisely meant………..

You are about to experience a collection of expressions which may inspire a few of your own……..

If you wish to add expressions to this page click here

Majik’s Etymology and Word Relationship Dictionary


A measure of that which makes one shake one’s buns


From the latin “lum” , light and the latin “minum” ,to diminish. “To diminish the light” The ingestion of and build-up in the body, of aluminum results in Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.


“Arm age done”


“art is try”


“A ball dance”

To dance on a ball.

“Be all and see”


“be-lame” The breakdown occurred because something or body was lame……that is where the “be lame ” falls….


Your budget is the amount of value you will get from the goods you have available to trade…..The base level natural resource of the economy on this planet is HEMP, or “legal tender”. So it follows that your budget is what your “buds will get you” your BUD-GET…..


The way things stand around you


See what it takes to be on your goal and c what it takes to “ern” your way there.


“See Our Age”. Then do what it takes to be enough.


“damn age”


“The READ” ; or “How it is unfolding” “Getting a reading on where your experience of life is going ….Your ego’s perception of unfolding events that create your circumstances


The Ear.

to hear.

ANAGRAMS with the word “heart”

see also “hearth”


“eat her nightie” {grin}


mind in training


FAT -HER” The aspect of the grandmother part of the feminine that is always alone and has nobody’s shoulder above her to cry on….The shoulders upon which falls the burden of carrying the load or responsibility part of being GOD. All men fall into this category, even though they might deny it and run from the ability to respond to the truth of it.


Form at I on”

In-Form at I, On


God with more “o’s”……. When you understand this part of god you say “ohhhh” and you feel good…………


“What we {all go] for…..”


the oldest part of us(the Earth), sunk the furthest into the material plane and yet still in a formation that connects to eternity through the mathematics which defines it’s crystaline structure.


a contraction of the three archaic expressions:”Harme”-“O”-“Nigh”(same as “nary”.) This literally means “harm of none”.


heart, the earth, “the art of he”

ANAGRAMS with the phrase “the ear”

see also “EARTH”


“from me to you”


A chance to lead that misses -“you got to be the chief and you missed your goal, and created mis-Chief




The ability to respond.


“see how man ticks..”



TREAD- “the read” or “the way” see “dread”.

“To end”

“the end of a cycle”


“to own”


“TO awry”….” “I go off the mark” ” I go to “off the mark” “I am forever almost making it …”


“to wine”

“to wind”


“we-at-her”. “WE” being the collective assertive aspect of conciousness and it’s interaction with the planet “her” which creates the weather.


This is close to the word “word”



WOE and “AWRY” To be in WOE until you are awry…….. “To be BUMMED OUT until it takes you off the mark or out of your game…”




Culture Can’t Be Copyrighted

-Sam Smith DON IMUS used the word ‘ho’ once and got suspended. 50 Cent used the word 13 times in one number and seems to be doing okay. In the same number he used the word ‘nigga’ 14 times. CULTURE CAN’T BE COPYRIGHTED Sam Smith DON IMUS used the word ‘ho’ once and got suspended. 50 Cent used the word 13 times in one number and seems to be doing okay. In the same number he used the word ‘nigga’ 14 times. At the heart of the Imus controversy is an interesting misunderstanding about how language and cultures work. In the Washington Post, Eugene Robinson, for example, slaps Imus around a bit and then offers this carefully sanitized linguistic analysis: “The word is an abbreviation of ‘whore’ that was introduced to the popular lexicon by hip-hop music and that appears to have become firmly established. We know what the word used to mean, but it’s not so clear just what it means now. Rappers use it as basically a synonym for “woman,” but their lyrics are so focused on sex that the word retains the connotation of loose morals. The word is often used these days in contexts where that sexual connotation is ignored. It’s still there, though.” An actual excerpt from 50 Cent may be more informative, however: A-yo the bitch useta bring you dough Useta be your bottom hoe Now your paper comin’ slow She feel like she had ta go. . . How you gunna catch some dates lookin like that hoe? Bitch get off the sidewalk and into the street Bitch the sidewalk is for pimpin bitch! 50 Cent is a former drug dealer and Don Imus is a former drug addict, miner, gas station attendant and railway brakeman. At present, however, they live just 59 miles away from each other: Imus in Westport, CT; and 50 Cent in Mike Tyson’s former mansion in Farmington, CT. According to Mapquest, it would take only an hour and 17 minutes for one to pay a visit on the other. They are part of contemporary upscale Connecticut culture. In a sense, Imus was just copying something a neighbor had said. 50 Cent has sold 21 million albums using language such as the foregoing. Don Imus got suspended. At the heart of this contrast lies some truths we either ignore, don’t understand or pretend don’t exist. The first is that nobody has a copyright on culture. As Jim Cullen wrote in the Art of Democracy, Mick Jagger “self-consciously emulated the gruff singing style of black Chicago bluesman Howlin’ Wolfe, who himself reputedly got his name trying to imitate the white country singer Jimmy Rodgers. Rodgers, for his part, drew on nineteenth century black traditions — and on the English culture that later produced a twentieth-century middle-class white youth like Jagger who wanted to sing like a poor black American.” This is a classic story of music, but cultural cross-fertilization affects everything else we do as well. You can’t live in America today without being multi-cultural. The implicit presumption of Al Sharpton and others that blacks can control the effect on language of words used on 21 million albums worldwide makes no sense. If RIAA can’t even control who downloads the records how is the NAACP going to control what effect these albums have on people? Or the phrases they pick up from them? Imus shouldn’t have used the word ‘ho’ but neither should have 50 Cent, because sooner or later someone like Imus is going to use it whether 50 Cent, Al Sharpton and Eugene Robinson like it or not. That’s just the way life works. You can write about it, excoriate it, and suspend the offender of the day. But when it’s all over, words travel without a passport and are impervious to any type of security screening. Fourteen years ago, for example, Michael Marriott wrote a New York Times piece on the revival in black culture of the word ‘nigger.’ One rapper Kris Parker argued that its use would de-racialize it: “In another 5 to 10 years, you’re going to see youth in elementary school spelling it out in their vocabulary tests. It’s going to be that accepted by the society.” This, of course, is not what happened. But the debate happily goes on with everyone having one thing in common: futile sanctimony. Perhaps the best wisdom is that widely accepted by parents. If you don’t want your children saying bad things, don’t say them yourself. The same principle would work with rappers and talk show hosts. MICHAEL MARRIOTT, NY TIMES, 1993 – One of America’s oldest and most searing epithets — “nigger” — is flooding into the nation’s popular culture, giving rise to a bitter debate among blacks about its historically ugly power and its increasingly open use in an integrated society. Whether thoughtlessly or by design, large numbers of a post-civil rights generation of blacks have turned to a conspicuous use of “nigger” just as they have gained considerable cultural influence through rap music and related genres. Some blacks, mostly young people, argue that their open use of the word will eventually demystify it, strip it of its racist meaning. They liken it to the way some homosexuals have started referring to themselves as “queers” in a defiant slap at an old slur. But other blacks — most of them older — say that “nigger,” no matter who uses it, is such a hideous pejorative that it should be stricken from the national vocabulary. At a time when they perceive a deepening racial estrangement, they say its popular use can only make bigotry more socially acceptable. . . For the last several years, rap artists have increasingly used “nigger” in their lyrics, repackaging it and selling it not just to their own inner-city neighborhoods but to the largely white suburbs. In his song “Straight Up Nigga,” Ice-T raps, “I’m a nigga in America, and that much I flaunt,” and indeed, a large portion of his record sales are in white America. In movies and on television, too, “nigger” is heard with unprecedented regularity these days. In “Trespass,” a newly released major-studio film about an inner-city treasure hunt, black rappers portraying gang members call one another “nigger” almost as often as they call one another by their names. And every Friday at midnight, Home Box Office televises “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam,” a half-hour featuring many black, cutting-edge comedians who frequently use “nigger” in their acts. . . Paul Mooney, a veteran black stand-up comic and writer, recently released a comedy tape titled “Race.” On the tape, which includes routines called “Nigger Vampire,” “1-900-Blame-a-Nigger,” “Niggerstein,” “Nigger Raisins” and “Nigger History,” Mr. Mooney explains why he uses the word so often. “I say nigger all the time,” he said. “I say nigger 100 times every morning. It makes my teeth white. Niggger-nigger-nigger-nigger-nigger-nigger-nigger-nigger-nigger. I say it. You think, ‘What a small white world.’ ” Blacks who say they should use the word more openly maintain that its casual use, especially in the company of whites, will shift the word’s context and strip “nigger” of its ability to hurt. . .


The Italian surname Spinello means “jOINT of cannabis” in Italian. JOINT as in anOINT ,appOINT & OINTment. contributed by Milo.


KIRCHER SOCIETY – On the small mountainous island of La Gomera, one of the Canaries, the children speak to each other from miles apart using one of the most unusual languages in the world. Known as Silbo, the whistling language of Gomero Island has a vocabulary of over 4,000 words, and is used by “Silbadors” to send messages across the island’s deep valleys. Though Silbo was on the verge of extinction in the 1990s, the Gomerans have made a concerted effort to revive their language by adding it to the public school curriculum. Today 3,000 schoolchildren are in the process of learning it.