“Properly speaking, it was neither a club nor a literary society, though it partook of the nature of both."
"We are liable to miss the best of life if we do not know how to tingle, if we do not learn to hoist ourselves just a little higher than we generally are in order to sample the rarest and ripest fruit of art which human thought has to offer."
—Vladimir Nabokov, LOOK AT THE HARLEQUINS!
36 Hours in Tokyo
By BARBARA IRELAND
Besides joining the crowds on Tokyo's shopper-clogged streets, you can take a cruise, see a Buddhist temple or partake of a kaiseki dinner on the 45th floor of a luxury hotel.
Conservative MP Ken Clarke says the funeral was a "good send off". He says the scene in St Paul's, filled with foreign dignitaries and members of the Thatcher era, was a "very fitting way" to remember a woman who was historically "very important".
MOVIE REVIEW | 'PINEAPPLE EXPRESS'
Stoners Who Put the Bud in Buddies
By MANOHLA DARGIS
“Pineapple Express” is a stoner comedy that partakes of a gentle indie vibe before hitting the hard stuff.
With the economy recovering the credit crisis more than two years in the past, financial services firms are still expected to partake in mergers and acquisitions, according to a report released Thursday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
I love bacon. I’ve rhapsodized about it on TV, had it sent to me in the mail, even written a poem about it. I eat it almost every day. But bacon as a trend is a monster that won’t die, and I can’t understand why.
The proximate cause of my disbelief, an incredulity so intense that I could feel my scalp tingle, was the announcement of United States of Bacon, a new TV series premiering Dec. 30 on the lesser known cable channel that is Destination America (an introductory episode ran in July on the Discovery channel).
Among dignitaries due to attend the show, which is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. local time, are U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr. Boyle and others have briefed the prime minister on the show, which, Mr. Cameron said, will contain 'one or two moments I think people will find really spine-tingling.'
Saucy sausage curries favor with food critics
The good old German currywurst is poised for fame. A restaurant in the
northern city of Hamburg apparently does the dish so well that it even
squeezed a tingle out of the hardened taste buds of the Gault Millau
The DW-WORLD Article
The small Eagle and Child on the broad boulevard of St. Giles’ was for decades distinguished mostly by the coziness of its nooks, and by the fact that — like its counterpart across the road, the Lamb & Flag, where Graham Greene liked to drink — it has long been owned by St. John’s, a college of spectacular wealth. But in the last few years, since the “Lord of the Rings” movies, it has become a celebrity among pubs. It was here that the Inklings (Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and others) would meet of a Tuesday to drink, talk and smoke.
A Pub Crawl Through the Centuries
Wikipedia article "Inklings".
"Properly speaking," wrote Warren Lewis, "the Inklings was neither a club nor a literary society, though it partook of the nature of both. There were no rules, officers, agendas, or formal elections."
出典:『Wiktionary』 (2012/01/25 01:42 UTC 版)
- 韻: -əʊnə(r)
名詞stoner (複数形 stoners)
partake (TAKE PART) Show phonetics
verb [I] partook, partaken OLD-FASHIONED OR FORMAL
to become involved with or take part in something:
She was happy to partake in the festivities.
- A slight hint or indication.
- A slight understanding or vague idea or notion.
[Probably alteration of Middle English (a) ningkiling, (a) hint, suggestion, possibly alteration of nikking, from nikken, to mark a text for correction, from nik, notch, tally, perhaps from variant of Old French niche, niche. See niche.]
WORD HISTORY Inkling has nothing to do with ink, but it may have something to do with niches. Our story begins with the Old French (and Modern French) word niche, meaning “niche.”
It is possible that in Old French a variant form existed that was borrowed into Middle English as nik, meaning “a notch, tally.” This word is probably related to the Middle English word nikking, meaning “a hint, slight indication,” or possibly “a whisper, mention.” Nikking appears only once, in a Middle English text composed around 1400.
In another copy of the same text the word ningkiling appears, which may be a variant of nikking. This is essentially our word inkling already, the only major change being an instance of what is called false splitting, whereby people understood a ningkiling as an ingkiling. They did the same thing with a napron, getting an apron.
Have an inklingMeaning
Have a vague intimation of; have a slight knowledge of.
Clearly the understanding of the source of this little term is based on knowing what an inkling is. It sounds as though it might be something small, like a jot or a tittle. It also seems to exist in the same neck of the linguistic woods as the names of other minor sensations, like tingling or tickling. We can tingle or tickle, but we don't inkle, so where did inkling derive from?
These days, there isn't much we can do with an inkling other than to have one. In the 13th century, when the word was coined, inklings weren't had, they were heard. Inklings, like tinklings, were small sounds. Specifically, an inkling was an indistinct hearing of the use of one's own name.
This meaning is demonstrated in the earliest known use of the word, in the Alliterative Romance of Alexander the Great, circa 1400–50:
"[Alexander] Herd a nyngkiling of his name, & naytis him [exerted himself] to ryse."So, if you heard an inkling your senses were alerted to listening for something that might interest you and it is that sensation that has lead to our current usage of the word. To be more accurate, in the 13th century you would have had a ninkling rather than an inkling. Inkling is one of those nouns that were originally spelled with an 'n' at the start of the word but later lost it in everyday speech. In this case, sometime in the 16th century, 'a ninkling' became 'an inkling'. Other examples of this are 'a napron' and 'a nadder' [snake]. This reformation of words is called metanalysis and these 'n' examples of it are difficult to explain fully. There are examples of words going in the other direction, i.e. adding an 'n'. For example, 'an ekename' is now 'a nickname' (eke means also) and 'an ewt' is now 'a newt'. Other examples, like 'nangry' where the originally spelled 'angry' gained an 'n' but then failed to become publicly accepted, show how precarious such changes are. Curiously, the most commonly heard example of an English word losing its initial 'n' happened in France rather than England. The French obtained 'orange' via a route through several languages, ultimately from the Sanskrit 'naranga', and 'une narange' became 'une arange'. By the time oranges appeared in England they were already oranges - there never was an English word noranges. On to more inventive metanalysis from Duck Soup:
Chico: What is it that has a trunk but no key, weighs 2,000lbs and lives in a circus?
Prosecutor: That's irrelevant!
Chico: A relephant. Hey, that's the answer.
v., -gled, -gling, -gles.v.intr.
- To have a prickling, stinging sensation, as from cold, a sharp slap, or excitement: tingled all over with joy.
- To cause a prickling, stinging sensation or feeling: The straw tingled.
To cause to tingle.
A prickly or stinging sensation.
[Middle English tinglen, alteration of tinklen. See tinkle.]tingler tin'gler n.
tingly tin'gly adj.
1 〈人・体・傷などが〉（…で）うずく, ひりひり［きりきり, ちくちく］する［痛む］((with, from ...))
2 〈人・体などが〉（興奮などで）うずうず［ぞくぞく］する((with ...))；〈知らせなどが〉うずうず［ぞくぞく］した感じを与える
1 ひりひり, きりきり, ちくちく, うずうず, ぞくぞく, 痛み, うずき, 興奮.
- [名]（複-ies）高位の人, 高官, 高位聖職者, 高僧 a government dignitary政府高官.
Definition of partake
verb (past partook /-ˈtʊk/; past participle partaken /-ˈteɪk(ə)n/)[no object] formal
Origin:mid 16th century: back-formation from earlier partaker 'person who takes a part'
Definition of kaiseki
noun 懷石[mass noun]
Origin:Japanese, from kai (from kaichu 'kimono pocket') + seki 'stone'