Tuesday, November 30, 2010

deconstructing breakfast

tsukemono:   漬物

漬: soak    物:thing

a pickle is a soaked thing, yes.

gohan:   飯, means "cooked rice" or "meal"

朝御飯[asagohan], for example; "morning cooked rice" or "morning meal", depending on how you view breakfast.

miso: 味噌

味: smell, taste, flavor, aroma:

tastes and smells. also: delicacy (only in the foodie sense?)

噌: [noun] bass, [verb] to scold.

a taste/smell that deeply scolds you in a bass tone.

Monday, November 22, 2010

signs, but not like that movie


Semei- from Greek "Semeion," σημεῖον:

1. sign, mark, token*




a.) that which a person or thing bears that distinguishes it from all else and is known by

b.) a prodigy, portent, unusual event transcending the course of nature

A vowel particle used to connect two morphemes

-logy, from Greek "logos," λόγος:

1.) speech
2.) word
3.) unit of speech
4.) word of honor
5.) oration
6.) ratio
7.) reason

from Greek "lego," λέγω:

1.) I lay down, I put to sleep
2.) I put in order, arrange, gather
3.) I choose, count, reckon
4.) I say, speak, converse, tell a story
5.) I mean

let's take these distinguishing, portending token units, let's ration them, gather them, put them in order, rearrange them, let's put em to sleep.

logos legoed

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

mental exercise: towel lifting

put the towel back over the cage.

lifted the towel, got pecked.

"no biting, it hurts...heh heh heh..."

bad bird!

the bird in the bony cage of the heart

is a pretty bird indeed. but so bad! the bird in the cage of your chest is still tired. it is not a morning bird;

it never eats the worm, it has no time to hallucinate.

the buh hurd, the buh buh buh bird bird bird

the bird has some words

the buh hurd hurd hurd

heard bird---bites without warning.