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Cool word of the month: November, 2003

panmictic (English, adjective) - exhibiting panmixia, i.e., random mating within a breeding population

Explanation: this is, as you might have guessed, a term used in genetic and evolutionary computation (to describe a multi-deme organization without restricted crossover).


Previous months' cool words:
October, 2003: kreteno (Esperanto, slang noun, "idiot")
September, 2003: kawai (Japanese, adjective, "cute")
August, 2003: ser (Spanish, intransitive verb, "to be")
July, 2003: cordillera (Spanish, noun, "principal mountain system of a continent")
June, 2003: kallüsarayam (Tamil, noun, "illicit liquor")
May, 2003: hoh (Singlish, particle, "connective expression of expected agreement")
April, 2003: tmesis (English, noun, "separation of the parts of a compound word for humorous effect")
March, 2003: nerazreshimost (Russian, noun, "undecidability")


Rather a Lot of Quizzes: I recently took quite a few quizzes from here and there. For your convenience, I've put most of these into LJ-cuts.


Snarfed from the LJ of istari_ala:

hwest
I am Dr. Herbert West, from "Reanimator."
I'm right. You're wrong.


Which Random Cult Movie Character are you?
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Snarfed from the LJ of mirabehn:

I was going to title this cut "either way you slice it" but that's knot a safe phrase to use within earshot of TEUNCettes with athames, and that's a factthought better of it.

Here's my first result:

Smotherer!!
You're a smotherer! Give 'em some room to breathe,
people. You think Montgomery Clift *wanted* to
kill his girlfriend because she was carrying
his child and forcing him to marry her,
therefore preventing him from being with his
true love, and being insanely annoying on top
of it all?! Don't be an insanely annoying
nagging pregnant girlfriend. Open your
eyes...if you see that they're unhappy, there's
no use forcing it. Just take a breath or two
and...five or six steps back.


What's The Worst Thing You'd Do To A Significant Other?
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In the last question, changing "obsessive" to "forgetful" (which I probably am, as much as nuffink) emends the result to:

FLIRT!
You are SUCH a flirt!! All is well, though. You
probably never do anything serious with other
people *a kiss here...a spoon there* but
careful for those insanely jealous
*cough*tauruses*cough* significant others. You
might really be hurting their feelings..but you
can't help it. People are drawn by you...okay,
you can stop smiling now ya smug bastard.


What's The Worst Thing You'd Do To A Significant Other?
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Snarfed from the LJ of deire:

Nothing
Who are you kidding?
You could NEVER be a dire weather forecast.
Your pure nature keeps you smiling all day long.
In fact, it's annoying. Let something get under
your skin for once!


What DIRE WEATHER FORECAST do you turn into when you're angry?
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I acksherly got this first, but then I reflected, and remembered that I got as many or more presents as surprise gifts at Christmas and for birthdays as I ever actually begged for.

Wot? Wotcher expect?
Winter Storm
Brrr! You're a WINTER STORM.
You get very quiet when you're angry.
Most people would call you heartless and cold,
but that's only because you don't tell them what's
really on your mind.

What DIRE WEATHER FORECAST do you turn into when you're angry?
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Acksherly, nazone who really knows me knows I generally do knot get quiet when I'm angry. It isn't common, I admit, but anyhow... "tornado" is prolly more accurate, which is fitting, nesupasu?
A winter storm is apparently wot you get when you mix sunny (most of my answers) with heat wave (the nag-until-I-got-a-toy one). Um, yeah.


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Banazîr

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