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Hey all y'all! I've been on a quest today in search of latin words for certain things. Specifically, I'm looking for the latin words for caffeine and/or coffee.

I have found no equivilent word for caffeine so far. This is the word I most want to see a translation for. Seriously, how does one go to the Vatican and as for the beverage with the most caffeine? There has to be a way.

The closest I have found for coffee is 'capulus' which also means either coffin or sword and I see the possibility for much confusion there.

I did find one place where coffee was translated to 'coffeum' but I fin this highly suspect.

So, hivemind, what do you know about latin that I don't where it comes to my coffee / caffeine?

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tanuki_green: (Default)
Hey all y'all! I've been on a quest today in search of latin words for certain things. Specifically, I'm looking for the latin words for caffeine and/or coffee.

I have found no equivilent word for caffeine so far. This is the word I most want to see a translation for. Seriously, how does one go to the Vatican and as for the beverage with the most caffeine? There has to be a way.

The closest I have found for coffee is 'capulus' which also means either coffin or sword and I see the possibility for much confusion there.

I did find one place where coffee was translated to 'coffeum' but I fin this highly suspect.

So, hivemind, what do you know about latin that I don't where it comes to my coffee / caffeine?

Conflicted

Feb. 25th, 2011 02:18 pm
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I have an e-mail I'm afraid to open, but I don't think I should delete either.

It's sitting in my GMail spam box.

The e-mail is from Princess Diana. Yes, THAT Princess Diana.

The subject line indicates that she urgently needs my help.

So, I'm afraid to open this because, well, she's dead and what if this is like some sort of e-mail version of that Ringu video tape? But on the other hand, she needs my help. I don't know if anyone else can help her or if this was targetted at me and I'm the only person capable of assisting. I'm still wrestling with what I should be doing here. This is a very tricky situation I am in here. What kind of Karma will I have if I don't help? What kind of horrors will befall me if I open this?

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Conflicted

Feb. 25th, 2011 02:18 pm
tanuki_green: (Default)
I have an e-mail I'm afraid to open, but I don't think I should delete either.

It's sitting in my GMail spam box.

The e-mail is from Princess Diana. Yes, THAT Princess Diana.

The subject line indicates that she urgently needs my help.

So, I'm afraid to open this because, well, she's dead and what if this is like some sort of e-mail version of that Ringu video tape? But on the other hand, she needs my help. I don't know if anyone else can help her or if this was targetted at me and I'm the only person capable of assisting. I'm still wrestling with what I should be doing here. This is a very tricky situation I am in here. What kind of Karma will I have if I don't help? What kind of horrors will befall me if I open this?
tanuki_green: (Rosemary and Rue 1)
And I got the memo.

One 'Eddi and the Fey' t-shirt. Check.

One 'Ryman for President 2032' button. Check.

One Seahawks zipper hoodie. Check.

Wow. I am kind of an open book, aren't I?
tanuki_green: (Tanuki Fall)
A friend of mine made a post recently that really got me thinking again about something that crosses my mind every so often.

She started her post by saying, "Some people like to say that everyone thinks of themselves as the stars of their own movies or stories." She goes on to say that she doesn't see herself this way and I don't see myself in that way either.

I see myself as a supporting character in other peoples' stories. I see myself as a side-kick at best. I don't have heroic adventures or epic journeys. However, I do find myself helping those who do have their grand exploits. This is reinforced by one of the nicknames I've received by a beloved friend -- Convenient Man.

Now, please don't think I find anything wrong with this. I don't feel resigned to this or just simply accept it. I am proud to be the best supporting character I can be. I am pleased to be part of the stories I am part of.

So, to all the main characters whose stories I am a part of, thank you for letting me share your tales. For all the other supporting characters who share sagas with me, I am very glad we do.

Cross posted from http://www.pokingbadgers.com

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