December 6th, 2002

eLouai

Word of the Day - "omphaloskepsis"

weather: foggy
outside: 5°C
mood: impressed
music: Trisha Yearwood - Away in a Manger


omphaloskepsis \ahm-fuh-loh-SKEP-sis\ noun
     : contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation;
     : indisposition to motion, exertion, or change

Sample Usage:
     "Mystics of the Middle Ages practiced omphaloskepsis, believing that concentrating on a single focal point such as the navel would help them experience divine light and glory."

Did You Know?
     Greek mythology holds that Zeus released two eagles, one from the east and one from the west, and made them fly toward each other. They met at Delphi, and the spot was marked with a stone in the temple of the oracle there, a stone they named "omphalos," Greek for "navel" (it supposedly marked the center of the world). Mystics have been practicing omphaloskepsis for centuries, but it wasn't until the early 1920s that English speakers combined "omphalos" with another Greek term, "skepsis" (which means "examination," not "skepticism"), to create a word for studying one's own middle and thinking deeply.


It's not quite time for a new word yet... not that I really have a regular schedule for my words, but I generally do one mid-month and one at the end of the month. But I liked "omphaloskepsis" enough to post it right away.

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eLouai

Walking 'Round In Women's Underwear

weather: foggy
outside: 5°C
mood: silly
music: Bing Crosby - Walking in a Winter Wonderland
I was listening to Bing Crosby singing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" and the tune reminded me of this song instead =)

    Walking 'Round In Women's Underwear

    Lacy things the wife is missin'
    Didn't ask for her permission
    I'm wearin' her clothes
    Her silk pantyhose
    Walking 'round in women's underwear

    In the store there's a teddy
    With little straps like spaghetti
    It holds me so tight
    Like handcuffs at night
    Walking 'round in women's underwear

    In the office there's a guy named Melvin
    He pretends that I am Murphy Brown
    He'll say "Are you ready?"
    I'll say "Whoa, man!"
    Let's wait until the wife is out of town

    Later on if you wanna
    We can dress like Madonna
    Put on some eyeshade
    And join the parade
    Walking 'round in women's underwear

    Lacy things the wife is missin'
    Didn't ask for her permission
    Wearin' her clothes
    Silk pantyhose
    Walking 'round in women's underwear