14 hours ago • 1 noteRobert Farris Thompson, America’s most prominent historian of African art, says that funky is derived from the Ki-Kongo lu-fuki, meaning “positive sweat” of the sort you get from dancing or having sex, but not working. One’s mojo, which has to be “working” to attract a lover, is Ki-Kongo for “soul.”Boogie comes from mbugi, meaning “devilishly good.” And both jazz and jism likely derive fromdinza, the Ki-Kongo word for “to ejaculate.”
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September 30, 2014
As I had promised, this is the word I had mangled. If you go to Wikipedia, you will quite a few examples. In fact some of the “samples” have become classics.
1 day ago • 1 note
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
September 29, 2014
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