Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Cell Phone Usage Sign
Provenance: Leland Liquor, Lincoln Square, Chicago, USA


Anonymous "A" said...

Merriam-Webster's sez:

Main Entry: vex
Pronunciation: 'veks
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): vexed also vext; vex·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French vexer, from Latin vexare to agitate, harry; probably akin to Latin vehere to convey -- more at WAY
1 a : to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to [the restaurant is vexed by slow service] b : to bring physical distress to [a headache vexed him all morning] c : to irritate or annoy by petty provocations : HARASS [vexed by the children] d : PUZZLE, BAFFLE [a problem to vex the keenest wit]
2 : to shake or toss about
synonym see ANNOY

Main Entry: in·so·lent
Pronunciation: -s(&-)l&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin insolent-, insolens unaccustomed, overbearing, from in- + solens, present participle of solEre to be accustomed; perhaps akin to Latin sodalis comrade -- more at SIB
1 : insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct : OVERBEARING
2 : exhibiting boldness or effrontery : IMPUDENT
synonym see PROUD
- insolent noun
- in·so·lent·ly adverb


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