Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Word of the day...

I was looking into increasing my intellectual vocabulary and I came across this really cool word that I gladly stamped into my long term memory. And I strongly recommend everyone to do the same thing.

Word of the day is:

Zeitgeist [n. TSYTE-gaist or ZYTE-gaist] The meaning of this word never changes, but what it describes is subject to society's whims. Zeitgeist is the popular outlook -intellectually, morally, and culturally - in a particular period or generation. Scholars maintain that each era has a unique spirit distinguishing it from other periods. The pervasive cultural climate is described as the Zeitgeist. It is most often reflected in the music, movies, literature, and philosophy of the time. Example: "The film's workaholic Wall Street broker went over well with audiences because he tapped into the Zeitgeist of the 1980s."
First introduced in the English language in the late 19th century, Zeitgeist is a loaner from German. Literally translated Zeitgeist means "spirit of the times" since zeit is time and geist is spirit. It is often capitalized.


Use it Whenever you can, in order to show you are 'with it'.

I also want to add that there are these awesome movies that are free to download on the Internet called Zeitgeist. It will seriously open your eyes and make you think. I have to admit, they are not you most conventional movies but I found them very interesting and a joy to watch.
Perfect for those who love conspiracy theories.

That's all from me!

Au revoir x

2 comments:

  1. Ég ætti að tékka á þessum myndum við tækifæri ... hljómar vel í mín eyru allavega:)

    En annars hafðu það gott sæta, ég kíki alltaf hérna inn :*

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