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Today I have learned two new words, perispomenon and osculatory. Aren't they great? A perispomenon is a word with the circumflex accent on the last syllable. (The tone is falling from high to low on that syllable.) The plural is perispomena, but there's something in Greek grammar about perispomeni, which seem to hang around with psili. Heh. Psili is a silly word. Oh! And properispomenon is a word with the circumflex accent on the penultimate syllable! Fantastic.

Osculatory is to do with kissing. The sentence it was in was something to do with a film being "an osculatory extravaganza", which I'd probably make my new journal title if it wasn't an absolute lie.

Also, I am playing several people (badly) at Scrabble on Facebook - Scrabulous is brilliant. Yay. What I really want, thanks to a somewhat meandering train of thought yesterday, is Lemmings for Facebook.

Anyone learned any good words recently? If not, what kind of chocolate should I buy on the way home tonight? Hmm, maybe I could have found a better segue to chocolate there. But I find chocolate tends to work fine as a non sequiteur.



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Sep. 2nd, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Lindt Lindor, dark chocolate and orange. Mmmm. :-)
Sep. 2nd, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm. I might have to go further afield than the corner shop to get it, but it definitely sounds worth it.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
I find it's very similar to Maya Gold, which my corner shop stocks, but either is good.

I haven't actually looked for Lemmings yet—I've got two tower defence games, which I always find amusing in short bursts.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Maya Gold is fantastic, but my corner shop hasn't gone that far upmarket yet. It'll have to wait till I get into town.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Just Lindt Lindor for me, please. The milk one.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
That Fair Trade one whose name begins with D. (Googles...) Divine. Always makes me think it should be made by transsexuals, but it's very good anyway.
Co-op's fair trade is good too.

I'm pretty sure 'osculatory' showed up in as a word in maths. Osculatory circles. But they were called kissing circles too.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
We've got that at work! We've got a Fair Trade...uh, tuck drawer thing, which is amazing. I keep buying all the chocolate raisins.

Kissing circles exist! Hee. I'm not sure if this is a higher level of maths than I got to, or if I've just wiped my memory of everything maths-related.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
You haven't played me yet...
Sep. 2nd, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
I will rectify this forthwith! I was pretty tempted by the cat macro scrabble idea, but it sounds *hard*. Let me know how it goes!
Sep. 2nd, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
One of those, what are they called, Sport bars ? The sort that are square in shape, and break into smaller squares and each one is filled. I always get the marzipan one when I want a treat.

(not good if you loathe marzipan, of course)
Sep. 2nd, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Ooh, yes, I can't remember what they're called, but I know the ones you mean. Nobody ever bought them when I worked in a shop, so if I noticed them within a week or so of them having gone out of date AGAIN, I got to eat them. Yum. (And I love marzipan. spiderpixie and I used to sometimes just buy blocks of it to eat.)
Sep. 3rd, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
Ritter Sport ! I'm fairly sure that's it. The marzipan ones have the bright red packaging.

Sep. 3rd, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
Ritter Sport.

The hazelnut ones are good.

And I loathe marzipan with a ferocious loathing.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
Marzipan is foul, especially when combined with chocolate.

Not especially fond of hazelnuts, either. They remind me too much of acorns. (Must have been a traumatic childhood incident that I have since blocked.)
Sep. 3rd, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I love marzipan AND hazelnuts. Probably not together, mind you.

On the other hand, marzipan is nutty too. Hmm.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
I might like almonds even less than hazelnuts.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
They are all weird, Black & Green Ginger chocolate is the only cure when one is forswonked
Sep. 3rd, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Green and Black have a whole load of lovely ones. The ginger is nice, and I love the dark chocolate and cherry, or whatever it is.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
We usually go for Vosges. They're a local Chicago manufacturer, so particularly easy to get. Our current favourite is the bacon one.

We also recently discovered Newtree. Have had the cinnamon (milk) and ginger (dark) ones. Tres yummy.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Whoa. I think they might be a little TOO exotic for me - the Vosges, anyway! Bacon?! Is it actually nice? Some of the Newtree ones look great, though - I'm tempted by the cinnamon. Although not by the lavender.

I'm also tempted by the Montezuma's make-a-kilo bars that you choose your own flavours for, because Montezuma's is amazing.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
The bacon is excellent -- chocolatey, (sea) salty and with little crunchy bits of bacon.

Having looked through the Newtree website, I think we'll probably stick with cinnamon and ginger.

I love Montezuma's chocolate. Their white chilli chocolate covered dried mango slices are to die for.
Sep. 4th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
See, I don't really approve of chilli in chocolate, I don't think.

But a huge bag of Montezuma's dark chocolate big buttons? Oh yes.
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