August 8th, 2008

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[REK -wee- um ] –noun- entry for Requiem
musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead

Online Etymology Dictionary entry for Requiem
"mass for repose of the soul of the dead," c.1303,
from L. requiem, accusative sing. of requies "rest (after labor), repose,"
from re-, intensive prefix, + quies "quiet". It is the first word
of the Mass for the Dead in the Latin liturgy: "Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine ...."

The recording of Taps, played inside the horn of the bugler at
the ceremony, was a fitting requiem for the veteran being buried.


Aug. 8th, 2008 - Disarticulate

dis·ar·tic·u·late [ dìss aar tíkyə làyt ]
(past and past participle dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, present participle dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ing, 3rd person present singular dis·ar·tic·u·lates)

transitive and intransitive verb
disjoint: to separate something at the joints, or come apart at the joints

disarticulated. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] (C) & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.. (accessed: August 08, 2008).

The Canadian government is trying to get news reports to use the word 'Disarticulated' to refer to the feet that keep washing up on the Southwestern part of the country. The news reporters seem to prefer the more sensational and slightly less accurate word 'Severed'.