WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
24%
  
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
18%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
18%
  
d. Moyes out
37%
  
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham
3%
  



Leonard Hatred 6:08 Sat Sep 24
Word Of The Day; Ephemera
ephemera
/ɪˈfɛm(ə)rə,ɪˈfiːm(ə)rə/

noun
things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
"there were papers, letters, old boxes—all sorts of ephemera"
collectable items that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.
"Mickey Mouse ephemera"

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ironsofcanada 9:45 Sat Sep 24
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Far Cough 9:41 Sat Sep 24

Yeah, Greek is not my thing but I have a hard time understanding English, say 1600 and earlier, if I can't read along with it.

Far Cough 9:41 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; Ephemera
Ancient Greek is quite different to modern Greek and even modern Greek had two versions up to recently, Katherevousa and Demotic, Demotic is what is spoken now

ironsofcanada 9:38 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; Ephemera
* very roughly transliterated

ironsofcanada 9:36 Sat Sep 24
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Far Cough 9:20 Sat Sep 24

The Ancient Greek word for octopus was just πολύπους - many -footed - can be very transliterated to poly - pod . Also the word for things like cuttlefish.

That was just applying the ancient Greek ending to a modern word. The point was if you are going to reach back and try and do that to be fancy, get the right language.

Unsurprising languages change over thousands of years.

Even 3/400 years ago Londoners sounded like West country farmers according something I was looking at recently.

Far Cough 9:20 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; Ephemera
Plural of Octopus in Greek is χταπόδια chtapódia

ironsofcanada 9:11 Sat Sep 24
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Serious Drinking 8:51 Sat Sep 24

A nice thing to have in your back pocket.


I like it we people try to be fancy but put a Latin plural on a Greek word or vice versa.

Like octopi - when if you are going to be technical, it's originally from Greek - so should be octopodes.

Far Cough 8:59 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; Ephemera
SD, I speak a little Greek myself having worked with them on their cruise ships


Ta kala paidia einai

Serious Drinking 8:51 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; Ephemera
So many great words come from Greek, I'm glad I learned a bit in college. In Greek Mera is a day (e.g kalimera is good day) and the ef prefix is something like on or for, so it means for a day.

Another good one is Catastrophe. Kata meaning under or down (e.g katalaveno means understand). The strofi part means to turn. So a catastrophe is a downwards turn.

Leonard Hatred 8:37 Sat Sep 24
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Kenbrovin

Good work.

Soylent Green 8:36 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; Ephemera
We are ephemeral beings in the grand scheme of things.

Jaan Kenbrovin 8:36 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Ag

Far Cough 8:21 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Jaan, go and stand in the corner ;-)

Jaan Kenbrovin 8:19 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Found an old version of Football Manger in a box of old west ham programmes. Tried to play it but it won’t load. Keeps giving me an FM error.

ironsofcanada 8:11 Sat Sep 24
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FC

That's why the singular is ephemeron.

Far Cough 7:30 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Another word with origins in Greek

BRANDED 6:53 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Ephemera sleezy bird she’d suck your cock for a toffee

gph 6:35 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Ephemera is a word that has stood the test of time.

ironsofcanada 6:18 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Pretty decent book on one period of ephemera that I have used in my work.

https://www.amazon.com/Ephemeral-Print-Culture-Modern-England/dp/1783275499

Ballad sheets were one example.

the coming of gary 6:18 Sat Sep 24
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"... The EPHEMERA on my desk included a recipe for mulligatawny soup, a voucher for flying lessons, a Cowdenbeath Programme, a Wetherspoons beer mat, and a compromising photograph of Noddy Holder "
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Leonard Hatred 6:09 Sat Sep 24
Re: Word Of The Day; EPHEMERA
Everyone on here, furnish me with a sentence containing the word EPHEMERA.

Except Keep Dreaming.

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