Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sublime Melancholy aka You look like a sad angel...

Okay, so it's been a while since I updated, and I miss it for sure. I have a bit of time this weekend, well today at least, because I took off the weekend to write that big ass paper. Got it done yesterday, and even though I've got more stuff to do today, I miss sharing with you guys and hearing what you think, so I'm gonna do this!

Ready to get kickin'!?

First word!


sub·lime adj \sə-ˈblīm\

Definition of SUBLIME

1 a : lofty, grand, or exalted in thought, expression, or manner
b : of outstanding spiritual, intellectual, or moral worth
c : tending to inspire awe usually because of elevated quality (as of beauty, nobility, or grandeur) or transcendent excellence

— sub·lime·ly adverb
— sub·lime·ness noun

Examples of SUBLIME

"He composed some of the most sublime symphonies in existence."

"Just enjoy the sublime beauty of the canyon."

Synonyms: amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, awful, eye-opening, fabulous, miraculous, portentous, prodigious, staggering, stunning, stupendous, marvelous, surprising, wonderful, wondrous

Antonyms: base, debased, degenerate, degraded, ignoble, low

Origin of SUBLIME

Latin sublimis, literally, high, elevated
First Known Use: circa 1567

Circa 1567!

-24 July – Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
-September 29 – The Second War of Religion begins in France when the Prince of Condé and Gaspard de Coligny fail in an attempt to capture King Charles IX and his mother at Meaux. The Huguenots do capture several cities (including Orleans), and march on Paris.
-The Rugby School, one of the oldest public schools in England, is founded.

*First of all, Mary, Queen of Scots, is replaced by her 1 year old son? I have only one thing to say about that:

Of course, when the Huguenots found out about this, they done froke out! "A baby as a king? What's next, us trying to take Paris!? HAHAHAHAHA!

Hey, Pierre, I've got an idea..."

Then, the English built a school. Hooray school! And considering it's been around so long, clearly, the education obtained from that school is sublime. *

Second word!


mel·an·choly noun \ˈme-lən-ˌkä-lē\

plural mel·an·chol·ies

Definition of MELANCHOLY

1 a : an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depression
b : black bile
c : melancholia
2 a : depression of spirits : dejection
b : a pensive mood

Examples of MELANCHOLY

"The bleakness of winter sometimes gives me cause for melancholy."

Synonyms: blue devils, blues, dejection, depression, desolation, despond, despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, doldrums, dolefulness, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, glumness, heartsickness, joylessness, sadness, miserableness, mopes, mournfulness, oppression, sorrowfulness, unhappiness

Antonyms: bliss, blissfulness, ecstasy, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, felicity, gladness, gladsomeness, happiness, heaven, intoxication, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, rapture, rapturousness


Middle English malencolie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin melancholia, from Greek, from melan- + cholē bile — more at gall
First Known Use: 14th century

14 Century!

-Louis the Great of Hungary (king: 1342–1382) King of Hungary, Croatia, Dalmatia, Jerusalem, Sicily and Poland from 1370. He led campaigns From Lithuania to Southern Italy, From Poland to Northern Greece. He had the greatest military potential of the century with his enormous armies.(Often over 100,000 men)

-Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, victor in the First War of Scottish Independence against invasion by the Kingdom of England (1274–1329).

*The peoples of Hungary, Croatia, Dalmatia (which was the first and only state inhabited solely by dogs), Jerusalem, Sicily and Poland never had the chance to be melancholy in the 14th century. They were too busy getting PWN'D by this guy:

Louis the Great of Hungary. I mean, just look at him. He screams badass.

Of course, Robert the Bruce was always a melancholy and whiny nincompoop, because Scotland has the most depressing weather. I guess he thought it was the strong English presence that made it so unbearable, and kicked their asses back from whence they came! BOOYAH!*

So yeah. There's that. I hope you're not feeling sublimely melancholy, or even ordinarily melancholy. Chin up on this Sunday evening, my friends! See you soon.

Disclaimer: As always, all information between the * is open and should be subjected to severe scrutiny! :P


  1. He doesn't look that great---


    I mean, he---


    I'm sorry, I---



  2. my bananas are sublime, amidoing it right?

  3. good word choices today!

    I finished my 5th music mix. It's quite epic! Check it out =D
    Electro Addict 5th Set

  4. ed, if you really like bananas then you´re doing it right.
    christophe, thanks for the post.

  5. love the pwnd picture, always makes me lol


  6. I love that pwned picture as well. Also the coffee I had at Starbucks was (and always is) sublime.

  7. Saw this and thought of the band Sublime. Just saying.

  8. That Cat vs Dog pic is epic!