Sunday, April 24, 2011

avuncular

avuncular [əˈvʌŋkyələr] a.



1.) Of or pertaining to an uncle (GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English).

Etymology: From Latin avunculus, maternal uncle.

"Balthazar Getty also has a loyal clientele at Richard Pryor's auto shop, one of whom, played by Robert Loggia, is an extremely creepy and menacing crime-boss-type figure with a thuggish entourage and a black Mercedes 6.9 with esoteric troubles that he'll trust only Balthazar Getty to diagnose and fix. Robert Loggia clearly has a history with Balthazar Getty and treats Balthazar Getty with a creepy blend of avuncular affection and patronizing ferocity" ("David Lynch Keeps His Head", David Foster Wallace, 1995).

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Okay, so I think I got the embedding of the audio pronunciation working. Let me know if it is working in your browser or not. I contemplated just linking to the Dictionary.com audio, but worried that would be frowned upon (I didn't want to credit them either because I think their site sucks). So this really is me you're hearing. Feels sort of weird.

10 comments:

thenitefalls said...

I think adding the word pronunciation was a great idea! Great addition to your blog :D

amBored said...

yeah it's working :3

D4 said...

Audio works fine for me. I also see myself using that word. Avuncular.

Necroticism said...

The audio works, your blog is getting even better!

Team Panda said...

yeah the sound clips will make it a lot easier now.

Colin Biano said...

Working for me in chrome :)

and it probably is weird hearing your own voice just saying a word, lol

zepdragon said...

Great post. Following

Zombie said...

The sound clip is working for me!

Endless said...

improvement for your blog, I like it!

biboa said...

interesting blog! keep it up

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