Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Q vocabulary encountered online

Q is tiny category and all the Q's are followed by U and that is helpful in solving crosswords. Two for one. Except words from the east like, say,  qat, qadi, qoph qanat qindar, qabalah, and the keyboard non-word qwerty, and nobody uses those words online to make some kind of a point anyway. We know half of these already. We're just checking to make sure that we agree.

qua: In the capacity of

querulous: Complaining in a petulant or whining manner.

quids: If somebody is quids in, they stand to make a lot of money from something. (slang, UK) Coming into or saving money through some financial transaction. Buy three items for the price of two and you'll be quids in!(Economics, Accounting & Finance / Currencies) Brit a slang word for pound (sterling) be) quids in Brit slang to be in a very favorable or advantageous position. Not the full quid Austral and NZ slang mentally subnormal

quis custodiet ipsos custodes: Who watches the watchman?A Latin phrase traditionally attributed to the Roman poet Juvenal from his Satires. Who will guard the guards themselves?

quisling: collaborator: someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force/ Quisling, after Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling, who assisted Nazi Germany to conquer his own country and ruled the collaborationist ...

quisquis: Latin, whoever, whatever. Mrs Clinton is many things — intelligent, accomplished, hard-working, quisquis — but she is not herself interesting, except as a historical phenomenon — an American Evita, minus the charisma and the balcony.

quotidian: kwōˈtidēən Of or occurring every day; daily."the car sped noisily off through the quotidian traffic”. Ordinary or everyday, especially when mundane."his story is an achingly human one, mired in quotidian details" synonyms: daily, everyday, day-to-day, diurnal More"the quotidian routine" ordinary, average, run-of-the-mill, everyday, standard, typical, middle-of-the-road, common, conventional, mainstream, unremarkable, unexceptional, workaday, commonplace, mundane, uninteresting; informal nothing to write home about, a dime a dozen  "her horribly quotidian furniture"


edutcher said...

About half.

My q's ain't what they oughta be.

ricpic said...

The Qruling Class

The quislings are quacking us to purgatory,
The quislings are quacking us to hell;
Their blandishments are quite nugatory
As to our doom they hustle us "Macht Schnell!"

ricpic said...

Nigel Farage with Trump in Mississippi. Inspiring. They're not all quislings.