Wednesday, April 27, 2011

incipient

incipient [ɪnˈsɪpiənt] a.

1.) Beginning; commencing; coming into, or in an early stage of, existence; in an initial stage.
2.) Incipient species, a group of plants or animals in the process of becoming sufficiently distinct to be described as a full species.

incipient n.

1.) (Hebrew Grammar) The verbal ‘tense’ or form with prefixed servile letters, variously called Future, Present, and Imperfect.
2.) (Obs.) A beginner; inceptor (Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Edition).

Etymology: Latin incipiens, incipient- present participle of incipere, to begin.

"You love the boy reading in a book, gazing at a drawing, or a cast: yet what are these millions who read and behold, but incipient writers and sculptors? Add a little more of that quality which now reads and sees, and they will seize the pen and chisel" ("Experience", Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844).
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Today's post in honor of the big Champion's League clash between Madrid and Barcelona. Madrid have partially atoned for the humiliating 5-0 defeat at the Nou Camp, which Zonal Marking described as legendary and one of the great football matches, but this is their big chance to really put it behind them. I'm not sure who I want to win. Barcelona play the more beautiful football but it seems to me mechanical, soulless. This quote just about sums it up:

"There is no Messi and Ronaldo. There is only Real Madrid and Barcelona. Rivalry? How can you have a rivalry with this man, this autistic shepherd-boy? He has no personality. He is a footballing machine".

16 comments:

**Hype.Planet** said...

Barcelona! :)

Jazz bazooka said...

uu... nice

Poker Ed said...

another interesting read ;) .. keep them coming

Jen said...

I feel smarter already. :)

zepdragon said...

Good luck to whoever wins!

Sick by Trend said...

MADRID!!! and thanks for the correction about the title!

hugs!

www.sickbytrend.com

Nicole✗✗ said...

Uh I say Madrid!! Great word!!

Kicking Rocks said...

im an incipient writer

ExoticBlogger said...

good word!

Colin Biano said...

I don't watch football so i can't really give an opinion :x

ah! a new word, i can't handle it! D:

Lydia K said...

Another great one. Keep them coming!

thenitefalls said...

I'm an incipient musician :D

Joel C Anatoli said...

incipient word!

Grafted said...

Nice

Necroticism said...

This isn't a common word for me :P

-DO- said...

Barca = best team ever

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