random ramblings


Some Random Ramblings

Ever had your mind wander off on in a long, meandering daydream and come back down to earth wondering what on earth possessed you for so much time?

Well...here's a list of some of the longest stuff you could ponder about the next time your mind wanders so you can make sure you know what possessed you (reading this article, silly!)

Floccinaucinihilipilification the next time an ex, bete-noir or annoying sibling is giving you hell, shoot them a withering look and carefully enunciate "Floccinaucinihilipilification”. The longest non-technical word recorded in any English dictionary, it's exactly what you'll be doing as you stun them silent .Floccinaucinihilipilification is defined as 'the act of estimating something as worthless'.

If they're smart enough their comeback will probably be the clichéd yet fitting Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the title of a song from the Disney musical 'Mary Poppins' coined and composed by the Sherman brothers. According to them Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is simply your response in a situation where you have no idea what to say.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the longest English language song title consisting of a single word.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the longest officially registered and recognized place name known to the English language.

In case you've ever wondered, the largest Jack-O’-Lantern in the world was carved by Scott Cully in Northern Cambria Pennsylvania, USA at the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association Weigh Off in October 2005.It was the largest pumpkin in the world, at the time, weighing around a staggering six hundred and sixty six kilograms or one thousand four hundred and sixty nine pounds and had been painstakingly grown by Larry Check on also of USA .Hmm .Suddenly I feel a whole lot better about not having gone to the gym today!

To our knowledge the heaviest apple that ever existed was grown and subsequently picked by Chisato Iwasaki in his apple orchard in the Japanese city of Hirosaki on the twenty fourth of October, 2004.It weighed 1.849 kgs or a little over four pounds. Now, this is one apple that would probably prompt the doctor to make a house call and prescribe a little something for over eating, instead of keeping him away!

The bridegroom must not see the bride in her wedding dress. This is a superstition and holds not truth though the sight of the bride in her wedding dress might trigger a psychological response and cause the groom to experience pre wedding jitters!

Liltih (a lot more details than are already on the site)
Frasier Crane's shrewish first wife on the hit tv show 'Cheers' and subsequently 'Frasier' was aptly named. According to some sources Liltih and not Eve as the popular belief goes was the first wife of Adam. She is variously believed to be a demon or goddess depending on the source and culture. Alleged 'hidden' references to her can be found in the Bible, Talmud and she is very prevalent in Jewish lore. A Jewish practice of placing a bracelet inscribed the names of three angels Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof around the wrist of newborn boys to protect them from Lilith's demon children until they are circumcised is very intriguing. Equally intriguing is another Jewish practice of letting boys’ hair grow long until they reach the age of three so that Lilith is tricked into thinking they are girl children. The earliest source of these legends is ‘The Alphabet of Ben Sira' an anonymous text that is attributed to Ben Sira whose nature is shrouded in controversy. Most contemporary Jews had disowned it as a satire or farce but it has been accepted by some medieval German Jewish mystics. This text narrates how Lilith was created out of clay by God before Eve as a companion for Adam but she refused to be subservient to him and maintained that they were equal. She abandoned Adam and Eden and flew into the sky. When the three angels Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof sent by God to retrieve her caught up with her she was flying high over that area of the Red Sea where the Egyptians would perish by drowning. She told her pursuers that henceforth every new born boy child would be in her power for eight days and every new born girl child for twenty days and on persuasion by the angels agreed to relinquish her hold on the children if she saw the angles' names inscribed in the vicinity. God held that if she would not return to Adam a hundred of her children would die everyday. As she refused to return a hundred demons (children of Lilith) are said to die every day.

The middle Ages brought with them the deionization of the legend of Lilith within Jewish folklore. During these times Lilith began to be viewed as the consort of Asmoedeus the Demon King. They were believed to inhabit a demon world parallel to our own Yenne Velt. Asmoedeus and Lilith were blamed for wreaking havoc by producing hundreds of their offspring and thus propagating chaos in the world. Two popular but separate views of Lilith during this age were of her as a child killing witch (thus leading people to shun and even persecute witches) and the other of her as a promiscuity incarnate stirring up lust within the souls of men and tempting them into darkness.
Mirrors are considered to house demon children of Lilith. They are said to be the passage from the Other World to our world. A demon on wanting to enter our realm will do so through the nearest mirror. This belief has its roots in a story from the middle ages. According to the story a mirror taken from a house of demons came to belong to a young girl. In the mirror resided a daughter of Lilith who one day possessed the girl by entering her soul through her eyes and corrupted her causing her to become a promiscuous slut. This is perhaps a fable warning the evil of narcissism.

Yet other sources claim Lilith to be the serpent that led Eve into temptation causing Adam and Eve to fall from God's good graces.

Modern day Luciferians as well as the Church of Satan identify Lilith as the consort of Lucifer and Satan respectively. This makes her the Queen of the Scubbi (demon prostitutes)
In some cultures Lilith is considered an embodiment of The Goddess or Devi. Some Wiccans revere and worship Lilith and associate her with Diana, the Huntress Goddess of the moon and embodiment of chastity. She is also equated with Hectae the witch goddess and 'Queen of Ghosts.'

Conversely other cultures see Lilith as representative of fertility, child-bearing and sexuality whose importance diminished and was tarnished as patriarchy began to dominate. 

random ramblings

random ramblings

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