Thursday, October 05, 2006

Cultural Literacy Thursday

Hmm...I am evidently culturally illiterate, so please enlighten me dear readers.

Achille's Heel: Your greatest weakness? I think Achille was a character from Greek mythology.

Acquittal: Finally a softball for me--not guilty

Acropolis: An important city in Greece way back when?

"Actions speak louder than words" : Amen, I agree, but when I really like a guy it's amazing how I can forget. This one speaks for itself.

Act of God: A "natural" occurrence such as a hurricane or tornado that cannot be prevented by man.

Actuary: Someone who figures out stuff for insurance companies--like life expectancies or something. I may be totally off on that one.

Adagio: Well I think that's the name of the spa that sent a masseuse over to my hotel in Nashville early this year when I got a massage, but I'm guessing there is some more important meaning for this word. I just don't know it.

Addams, Jane: If her last name was spelled "Adams," I'd assume she was a first lady. No clue. I am feeling pretty stupid. I think the Jane that did the monkey stuff was Goodman. Hmm.

The Aegean: A sea....located somewhere not near here--maybe the Middle East or Greece.

Agnosticism: Not knowing what you believe with regard to whether or not there is a God. I was an agnostic for a few years, but I finally just started saying I was a "Christian" when asked by fellow classmates at Mercer (undergrad) so they wouldn't "witness" (their word) to me or sing gospel songs at me, etc. I am very glad to no longer not know what I believe, and although I completely disagree with those classmates' approach to sharing their faith, I at least now can kind of understand the feeling of urgency they seemed to have about sharing their faith.

"Alas, poor Yorick" : I guess it's from a book, but I don't know which one.

p.s. I haven't seen a cute guy all week, so I'm especially looking forward to McDreamy tonight. Don't forget Grey's!


Anonymous said...

apothegm \AP-uh-them\, noun:
A short, witty, and instructive saying.

I like apothegms.

Acupuncture: something I've never tried, but am interested in.

can't wait for a dose of mcdreamy tonight.. I'm Jonesin'
Thursday just doesn't come soon enough.

icadle said...

I liked the science questions better.

cdp said...

Brain surgery is an entirely unfair way to break up someone else's lunch date. I'm sorry, but that's just a cheap shot, McDreamy.

Although I bet it's fun dating a brain surgeon sometimes. Perhaps I should look into that . . .

Anonymous said...

It's not fun dating a brain surgeon. There is something kind of creepy being with someone who slices up heads for a living.

That Dr. hot!

Ally said...

Jordan: thanks for the apothegm share. I'd never heard that word before.

Ella and cdp: I'm going to have to go with cdp on this one. I guess if I actually had to watch the surgeries, it'd be different; but I think scrubs, intelligence, and education are very sexy, so I'd vote for dating the brain surgeon. Especially if he looks like McDreamy (or McSteamy).

cdp said...

I second that emotion, Ally. Intelligent McDreamy-ish looking guy in scrubs? Count me in.


Anonymous said...

I think I just had a bad experience this weekend with the brain surgeon. I'm sure if he looked like McDreamy, McVet or McSteam I would feel differently. Though maybe he would still have given me the heebie jeebies.