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October 25, 2012 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-10-25

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COMMUNITY

ROMA SPOSA ATELIER CORDIALLY INVITES YOU

TO JOIN US FOR OUR

INES

Di SANTO, ROSE TAFT & MELANIE HARRIS

JEWFRO

TRUNK SHOWS

NOVEMBER 15, 16 & 17

ROSE TAFT & MELANIE HARRIS =

New Words For Your Consideration

ccording to a man with a beard
on the Internet, Shakespeare
invented more than 1,700
words. I am no Shake-
speare — on my best day
I'm scarcely a Marlowe —
but I think we are due for
some new words. There
are just too many things
that need describing, and
so many existing words
have been ruined by their
usage in the SAT, the
prefix Mc- or appearance
in the Twilight books.
Here, humbly submit-
ted for your liberal and
learned use, are some
new words:

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PERSONAL APPEARANCES

BY INES DI SANTO & MELANIE HARRIS!

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Bratina, undated
sapphire, emerald, ruby, garnet,
heartbreak

House of Faberge

Russian, 1842-1918

THE RISE & FALL

THE COLLECTION OF THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

OCTOBER 14> 2012 - JANUARY 21, 2013
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Discover the story behind the renowned House of Faberge, the

luxury brand created by preeminent artist and jeweler Karl

Faberge. The exhibition features more than 200 precious objects

from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and traces Faberge's rise

to fame, highlighting his business savvy, artistic innovations

and privileged relationship with the Russian aristocracy.

Despite the firm's abrupt end in 1918, the name Faberge

continues to hold a place in the popular imagination. I dia.org

The exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts.
In Detroit, the exhibition is supported by the City of Detroit. Educational programming is provided by the GM Foundation.
House of Faberge, Julius Rappoport. workrnaster, Bratina. undated, silver, gilt, enamel. sapphire, emerald. ruby,
garnet. blue topaz, pearl. VMFA. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt (photo: T. Fullerton. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts).

38 November 2012

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sneer•sigh•ted adj., state of visual
impairment requiring glasses in
order to make the wearer look intel-
lectual.
Written: Once Jamie started tak-
ing grad-level classes, he became
sneersighted out of fear of seeming
like an unrefined undergraduate.
Example: "The liner notes on this
Radio Head LP are so small. Let me
get out my horned-rimmed reading
glasses."

park•sim•ity noun, the real estate
premium placed on nearness to
public green spaces as an alterna-
tive to large backyards.
Written:The empty nesters
cherished the parksimity of their
new condo, though they were not
accustomed to bagging their dog's
poop.
Spoken: "Check the parksmity, yo!
Bro, mow no md."

try•mes•ter noun, an abnormally
challenging and motivated school
term, often preceding or following
a semester abroad.
Written: The student economized
his time during the trymester by
actually attending class.
Spoken: "Don't worry — the first
trymester is the hardest. Just don't
forget about the pass-fail deadline:'

wear•y•on verb, a cost-saving
alternative to checking bags on
discount airlines.
Written:The grad student opted
to wearyon his luggage, apprecia-
tive that the wedding was black-tie
optional — and so was the 10K.
Spoken: "Word to the wise:
Wearyon or Spirit Airlines will haunt
your trip:'

de•duc•ti•blow noun or verb,
a misfortune made all the more
regrettable by the fact that the out-
of-pocket costs negate
the benefit of having
had insurance in the first
place.
Written: The driver's
catlike reflexes avoided
totaling his car but dealt
a deductiblow when the
degree of damage did not
justify making a claim.
Spoken: "How much is
the tetanus shot going
to cost me? This deduct-
iblows."

freuxt noun, message in which
typo or autocorrect reveals the sub-
conscious desire of the sender.
Example: "Just a mother day in
paradise."

dai•le•schew verb, abstaining from
traditional news coverage and
instead discerning current events
based on the satirical coverage
thereof.
Written: She daileschewed the
second presidential debate but
was nonetheless eager to be in one
of Mitt Romney's women bind-
ers — just not as much as Justin
Verlander's.
Spoken: "Daileschew foxnewsca-
tion."

fun•up verb, attempting inap-
propriately to interject humor into
another's anecdote.
Written: While she appreci-
ated her friend's sense of humor,
she didn't appreciate the way he
funupped her Thanksgiving story
with the imagery of a chimpanzee
flinging its feces.
Example: "You think that's crazy? I
was at the same bachelor party, and
my stripper didn't even pretend to
be a woman:'

fon•tas•tro•phe noun, a message,
flyer or other written communi-
cation, the content of which is
undermined by wanton abuse of
typeface, size, color, alignment and/
or margins.
Written: Dan's open letter lam-
basting LeBron lost much of its
gravitas from the fontastrophe of
Comic Sans.
Example: "Dan, thanks for an
unforgettable day at the Rock'n'
Roll Hall of Fame. P.S. Your emails
sometimes make me want to play
for a different team. Sincerely,
LeBron"

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