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    Lightbulb new vocab

    any new vocabulary you picked up today?

    Today i found peccadilloes on an article, and here is what it means:

    pec·ca·dil·lo
       /ˌpɛkəˈdɪloʊ/ [pek-uh-dil-oh]

    a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.

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    errghh... tonggeret, but it's Indonesian

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    we should have another thread for indonesian version then..

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    it might not one of them but whatever it is, I just found this new one.

    Backhanded Compliment.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backhanded_compliment

    A backhanded compliment, also known as a left handed compliment, or asteism is an insult that is disguised as a compliment. Sometimes, a backhanded compliment may be inadvertent. However, the term usually connotes an intent to belittle or condescend. [1]

    A backhanded compliment may fool the listener, but the compliment remains "backhanded" because the speaker is being intentionally slighting and insulting. In some cultures, backhanded compliments are considered a genteel or polite way of expressing disdain.

    Examples of backhanded compliments include:

    "That dress is lovely; it does wonders for your figure."

    "You're smarter than you look."

    "You drive very well, for a woman."

    "Your son is more handsome than I would have expected."

    In each instance, there is an initial compliment: praising a piece of clothing, a person's intellect, a person's driving ability, or a person's looks. However, each instance also includes an implied criticism: the person's figure desperately needs improvement; the person appears unintelligent on the surface; women don't drive well, and therefore any skill at driving is noteworthy; the son's parents are unattractive.

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    ah.. that's good to know..

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    idioms also falls into this category, right?

    e.g.
    - piece of cake
    - not my cup of tea
    - rule of thumb


    stuffs like that...
    Last edited by nerve_gas; 24-04-2011 at 11:09 PM.

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    I've seen this in many TV serials : "ballpark".

    If someone thinks that it's "taman bola", I did the same too.

    Actually, it's an expression (or maybe a slang) when someone wants an estimation: The approximately proper range, as of possibilities or alternatives

    Your estimate is high, but still in the ballpark

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    i just found out that "emping" is called "gnetum gnemon"

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    Gnentum gnemon is scientific name for 'melinjo'

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    right. and i didnt know that \
    *sambil ngemil emping pedes*

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    protrude [prəˈtruːd]
    vb
    1. to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
    2. to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface
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    verisimilitude \ver-uh-suh-MIL-uh-tood; -tyood\ , noun
    1. The appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true.
    2. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.

    pukka \PUHK-uh\ , adjective:
    1. Authentic; genuine.
    2. Superior; first-class
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