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    Default Word of the Day

    Appropriate for this joint --

    eolian or aeolian

    PRONUNCIATION:
    (ee-O-lee-uhn)

    MEANING:
    adjective: Relating to or caused by the wind.

    ETYMOLOGY:
    After Aeolus, god of the winds in Greek mythology. As keeper of the winds, he gave a bag containing winds to help with Odysseus’s sailing. Earliest documented use: 1546.

    USAGE:
    “‘If an extremely tenuous atmosphere like that of Pluto can support the generation of bedforms from wind-driven sediment, what kind of eolian activity might we see on places like Io (a moon of Jupiter) or Triton?’ [Matt Telfer] wrote.”

    Amina Khan; Tiny Pluto Reveals Big Surprises; Los Angeles Times; Jun 4, 2018.
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    Default Word of the Day

    Aeolian is also one of the seven diatonic musical modes in western music. Basically, its the natural minor scale.

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    fart
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    ...
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Word of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    fart
    Both windy and musical.

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    I used to misunderstand Bob Dylan's radio play song "Idiot Wind" for "Aeolian Wind" and thought it would make a great boat name. Now I am warming up to SV Idiot Wind....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI-8V-qp5bw
    Last edited by Landrith; 06-16-2022 at 11:30 AM.

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