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I would have written "the die is cast" in my opening sentence except that many here are non native English Speakers and may not realize die is the singular of dice and the phrase is an idiomatic expression meaning a process has reached a point of no return...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 02:39:12 PM EST
In a one-time European lingua franca, "alea jacta est".

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 06:00:54 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 06:08:34 PM EST
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Online Etymological Dictionary: ejaculate (v.)

1570s, "emit semen," from Latin eiaculatus, past participle of eiaculari "to throw out, shoot out," from ex "out" (see ex-) + iaculari "to throw, hurl, cast, dart," from iaculum "javelin, dart," from iacere "to throw" (from PIE root *ye- "to throw, impel"). Sense of "exclaim suddenly" is from 1660s. Related: Ejaculated; ejaculating; ejaculatory.



Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 06:25:00 PM EST
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I have a diary on political terminology in preparation - in fact I have been holding it back - to sensitise our dear readers to the finer nuances of the English nee Latin language. Thank you for your continuing contributions! It's not easy to keep it up!

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 06:56:46 PM EST
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