The Secret Virtual Life of Florence Yoo

Florence Yoo: singer/songwriter/wisenheimer/glad participant in this game... Her CDs available on INDELIBLE and IN MY MIND I AM 5'9", confirming she is weird AND delusional. Factoids: commission to write the song ART TALK for Lynn Hershman; composer for Julia Cho's fun children's play, BAY AND THE SPECTACLES OF DOOM, La Jolla Playhouse, CA. Copyright 2005-2014 Florence Yoo (ASCAP) All rights reserved, etc., etc., etc....

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Words Du Jour


One entry found for adamantine.

Main Entry: ad·a·man·tine
Pronunciation: "a-d&-'man-"tEn, -"tIn, -'man-t&n
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adamantinus, from Greek adamantinos, from adamant-, adamas
1 : made of or having the quality of adamant
2 : rigidly firm : UNYIELDING
3 : resembling the diamond in hardness or luster

Richard Loranger inscribed his superfine Poems for Teeth for me with a word I had never heard before, "adamantium."

At first, I mistakenly looked up the word, "adamantine", as above.

Then I realized my mistake and found the following:

Adamantium is a virtually indestructible man-made steel alloy which does not occur in nature and whose exact chemical composition is a United States government classified secret. Adamantium is not an element: its properties do not qualify it for any known space on the Periodic Table of Elements. Rather, Adamantium is a series of closely related compounds of iron created through a secret process discovered by the American metallurgist Dr. Myron MacLain.

Author Monique Truong was the first person to tell me to use
to look up words because I made the comment that I know a lot of words only by sight and therefore, I don't know how the heck to pronounce them. She informed me that there was a function on the webster page where you just click and hear how it is said. Thanks so much for the helpful hint, Monique!

The best thing I saw on television last week:

Def Jam mogul, Russell Simmons in the back of a limo... A dude was playing a rough cut of a new hip hop/rap song that started with trumpets and horns, as if gladiators were about to enter a stadium... Russell was so excited he put his foot behind his head -- a yoga-like move that made me cock my head to the side, much like Scooby Doo, and audibly say, "Huh?"


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