Today is gonna be two words that start with i. Don't ask me why, it just is! The first word is a favorite of mine because it's so damn fun to say. The second is a word I've heard quite a few times in various situations, though not in everyday conversation, and I have never really used it myself.
All facts about dates are taken from Wikipedia, so they are potentially subject to correction. For the most part, these scholarly articles tend to be accurate, so I'm taking it at face value.
As always, I appreciate those of you who continue to read and comment. Let's get started!
INDUBITABLE! (Usually used in the form of indubitably!)
in·du·bi·ta·ble adj \(ˌ)in-ˈdü-bə-tə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\
Definition of INDUBITABLE
: too evident to be doubted : unquestionable
— in·du·bi·ta·bil·i·ty noun
— in·du·bi·ta·ble·ness noun
— in·du·bi·ta·bly adverb
Synonyms: accomplished, certain, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, irrefutable, irrefragable, positive, sure, unanswerable, unarguable, unchallengeable, undeniable, unquestionable
Antonyms: answerable, arguable, contradictable, controvertible, debatable, disputable, doubtable, moot, negotiable, problematic (also problematical), questionable, refutable
Middle English indubitabyll, from Latin indubitabilis, from in- + dubitabilis dubitable
First Known Use: 15th century
-1429: Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans and turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
-1450s: Machu Picchu constructed.
-1453: The Fall of Constantinople marks the end of the Byzantine Empire and the beginning of the Growth of the Ottoman Empire.
-1492: Columbus lands in the New World.
See, here's what I figure happened. Joan of Arc changes the course of history, and the folks over in South America said, "Hey, did you hear about Joan? She's so cool, isn't she? We should build something awesome!" At or around which point, Constantinople got tired of being a center of civilization, and was like "Me? Keep on being a city? Naaah! Besides, the Inca are building that awesome Machu Picchu. I'm done!"
Disclaimer: The author makes no claim that any of these things are actually in any way related...but a man can dream, can't he!?
OH YEAH! Then, Christopher Columbus landed in the New World because he thought he could swoop around and get to India. There he was, just sailing and minding his own business, when the New World just jumped out and said, "Heeeeyyy, Chriiiis. :D How's it going?"
Chris Columbus was all, "Fine. I'm just gonna go around. Later."
"Wait, Chris! Haven't I introduced you to my friends, Central and South America? Say hi!"
And then he was stuck. Poor guy never got to India.
No disclaimer necessary, this is indubitably EXACTLY HOW IT HAPPENED!
in·del·i·ble adj \in-ˈde-lə-bəl\
Definition of INDELIBLE
1 a : that cannot be removed, washed away, or erased
b : making marks that cannot easily be removed "an indelible pencil"
2 a : lasting
b : unforgettable, memorable "an indelible performance"
— in·del·i·bil·i·ty noun
— in·del·i·bly adverb
See indelible defined for English-language learners »
Synonyms: unforgettable, memorable
Origin of INDELIBLE
Middle English indelyble, from Medieval Latin indelibilis, alteration of Latin indelebilis, from in- + delēre to delete
First Known Use: 15th century
15th Century! Again!
-1403: The Yongle Emperor moves the capital of China from Nanjing to Beijing.
-1405–1433: Zheng He (Chinese eunuch admiral and explorer (1371–1433)) sails through the Indian Ocean to India, Arabia, and East Africa.
-1420: Construction of the Chinese Forbidden City is completed in Beijing.
-Although pioneered earlier in Korea and by the Chinese official Wang Zhen (with tin), bronze metal movable type printing is created in China by Hua Sui in 1490.
Okay, so there was a lot of interesting stuff happening for China in this century. Lots of movement in the Empire, exploration and construction for the advancement of Chinese greatness, and even movable type! Clearly so they could write about how awesome they were, etc. And yes, that Chinese explorer was a eunuch. Which means he didn't have a penis.
Talk about an indelible mark on your life! XO
So if you're super cool, and you want everyone to know that you're legit, the best thing you can do is be indubitably indelible! That way, no matter what happens, evidence of your heavy amounts of win will be evident for a long long time!
I started another new blog. I know, ANOTHER? This one I wanted to do because I miss my favorite old channel IMF: International Music Feed, which introduced me to so many great artists from around the world. And that's what the blog is, a music blog showing people all sorts of music from all genres from all countries around the world. You may like some, you may dislike some, you may love or hate some. At least you'll be able to more acutely figure out what it is that you enjoy!
The new blog is called World Music Mix! Hope to see you there.