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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Some To Grow On  
Words of the day:

catamite - a boy kept by a pederast
pederast - one that practices anal intercourse especially with a boy (literally, lover of boys)
erne - a long-winged sea eagle with a short white wedge-shaped tail
loran - a system of long-range navigation in which pulsed signals sent out by two pairs of radio stations are used to determine the geographical position of a ship or an airplane (long-range navigation)
polymath - a person of encyclopedic learning
mandarin - marked by polished ornate complexity of language
issei - a Japanese immigrant especially to the U.S. (literally, first generation)