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Oxymorons (#92)

Oxymorons can be culturally biased (American history); or two-word traditional (jumbo shrimp); or one-word (cowboy); or funny (deeply superficial).
Oxymoron is also an oxymoron. Listen here to its origin.
From literature: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet  "Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow"

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As Happy as a Clam;  Beating a Dead Horse;  Close, But No Cigar;  Hissy Fit;  My Bad
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William shares a little of his life and studying in China.  William must defend his PhD dissertation in Chinese.
What should Chinese students do to study English?

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 'Everybody says words different,' said Ivy. 'Arkansas folks says 'em different, and Oklahomy folks says 'em different. And we seen a lady from Massachusetts, an' she said 'em different of all. Couldn't hardly make out what she was sayin'!' "
-- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, 1939.

Boston Accent: Park the Car at Harvard Yard, Allergy, Answer, Antenna, Bar, Barber, Better, Gloucester, Cellar

Boston Vocabulary: Signal, Drinking fountain, Remote control, Wicked, Trash can, Soda, Frappe, Milkshake, Fresh, Tubby, Piggies, Hun, Jimmies, Rotary, Pisser

http://www.universalhub.com/glossary/

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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday , Saturday

Sunday...The name comes from the Latin dies solis, meaning "sun's day":
Monday...The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandaeg, "the moon's day".
Tuesday...This day was named after the Norse god Tyr.
Wednesday...The day named to honor Wodan (Odin).
Thursday...Thee day named after the Norse god Thor. In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag.
Friday...The day in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg.
Saturday...This day was called dies Saturni, "Saturn's Day", by the ancient Romans in honor of Saturn. In Anglo-Saxon: sater daeg.

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Anime, Cosplay, Manga, Otaku, Lolita

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=161575

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Genderqueer, Androgyny, Bigender, Cis (cisgender), Pangender, Transgender

http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/genderqueer.html
encyclopedia of gay, lesbian,bisexual, transgender, and queer culture

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143, spoice, dope, sweet, wicked
143: I love you from Musiq Soulchild's first album,Aijuswanaseing (I just want to sing) "Left messages on your answering machine About three or four times a day There aren't many more ways in words that I can say So I'll just say numerically from my heart to you - 143." -

spoice: excellent from Sage Kotsenburg American gold medal snowboard winner at Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb 9, 2014.

dope: excellent from Dutch doop "thick dipping sauce," from doopen "to dip" (cf. dip (v.)) semantic change

sweet: excellent from  Old English swete "pleasing to the senses, mind or feelings;

wicked:  very from Boston slang (contronym) see podcast 69 org. Old English "wicca"

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The temple fair (miào huì 庙会) is a kind of social activity in China. Temple Fairs in China originated around 1000AD when people offered sacrifices to the village god, which later gradually evolved into a marketplace for people to exchange products and a place for cultural performance. Temple fairs in China had a unique status in ordinary people’s life. It is the time to worship gods, pray for blessings. It is also a great time to have fun. All the traditional shows went on at  temple fairs: talk shows (xiàng sheng 相声), banner shows (wǔ qí 舞旗), kungfu shows (wǔ shù 武术), and lion shows (wǔ shī 舞狮).

My video is Grand View Park, a replica of the Beijing Daguanyuan garden 大观园 of an imperial family novel  红楼梦   "A Dream of Red Mansions”  by Qing Dynasty writer Cao Xueqin (17l5-l763)




7 Deadly Sins (#83)

Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins

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