Replies: 13 - Last Post: Feb 8, 2013 7:25 AM Last Post By: sashac001
Feb 3, 2013 3:21 AM
Feb 3, 2013 4:54 AM
Feb 3, 2013 8:17 AM
2It sounds like it's the act of coming to your senses, when you slap your forehead and says My God! What was I thinking?!"
I had trouble finding it in a sentence. The The Superior Person's Book of Words suggests: "I'm sure all of us look forward to your ultimate resipiscence, Jeremy."
The word above it in that book also comes trippingly on the tongue:
Repullulate v. To sprout agin; to recur, as a disease. The perfect verb with which to describe the reappearances of your beloved's young brother at the living-room door while you are engaged in an affectionate tête-à-tête with the young lady.
Feb 3, 2013 10:19 AM
Feb 3, 2013 12:10 PM
4I did. that's where I found the one I quoted. Most of the others were in French, were the titles of awful poems, were obscure religious works or were things like this
I did find references translating it into Urdu ad Irish Gaelic.
Feb 4, 2013 7:22 AM
5@nutraxfornerves (#4): In that case, let me quote other examples I found:
As a result of the resipiscence at the last minute of one of those who had initially voted in favor of the resolution, this new proposal in its turn received a majority, (...) (Spettatore Internazionale. English Ed. Vol. 2, page 24 published in 1967 by Istituto Affari Internazionali)
The suppleness and resipiscence of the heart muscle are affected by (a) age, (b) behaviour and (c) drugs. (Kisan World. Vol. 12, page 59 published in 1985 by Sakthi Sugars Ltd).
The dismantling of the gang of four, with their divergence on the paths to be followed and also on the nature of modernization to be promoted, could have led the military to resipiscence. (Dignity, page 24 by Jean Bertrand Aristide (translated to English by Carrol F. Coates) published in 1996 by the University Press of Virginia. The title of the French original is Dignité and it was published by Editions du Seuil in 1994)
Feb 4, 2013 8:35 AM
My guess is that this particular mistake arose because the author saw the definition "Change of mind or heart; often : return to a sane, sound, or correct view or position " and misunderstood it as referring to the physical heart returning to a physical position.
Feb 4, 2013 8:52 AM
7Kisan World is "a monthly Magazine in English started in the year 1974... devoted to 'Agriculture and Rural Development'." It's published in India. I wouldn't be surprised if English was not that author's first language.
I found this from a Bahamian physician
The inexplicable global health system in regards to obesity and hypertension has impacted all governments in the world in a negative way. Obesity is a resipiscence because it is one of the biggest health problems in the world due to our lifestyle of food choices. There is a global war on obesity and health experts are stentorophonically crying out to the world’s citizens to stop this trilemma because it is killing us and putting a great strain on the health system.
I rather like "stentorophonically." In context, I cannot figure out what three things constitute his "trilemma."
Feb 4, 2013 3:39 PM
8There was a cultural discussion in France recently about a similar sort of word: resilience. Even though the word supposedly exists in French, nobody knows what it means because the word is never used.
This was considered to be a partial explanation of the difference between the French and anglo-saxon psyche.
Feb 5, 2013 6:41 AM
9Even though the word supposedly exists in French, nobody knows what it means because the word is never used.
I think French psychologists, physicists... know (or should know) what's the meaning of résilience.
This list with the Meanings of Résilience (in French) will help to get an idea of what professionals should know its meaning.
Feb 5, 2013 10:29 AM
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Feb 8, 2013 4:34 AM
So just because the French word "résilience" is little used, we should not conclude that French speakers don't know what "resilience" is. They probably just describe with it other words, words like "ressort", "résistence" and "élasticité", words whose usage may not correspond exactly to the usage of similar-looking words in English.
Feb 8, 2013 7:25 AM
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