Big words | bɪg wəːd |
A smartphone/tablet app great for quickly grabbing attention, passing messages, and making a statement. Used by CK to communicate with non-deaf people who don’t sign.
Coelacanth | ˈsiːləkanθ |
A large bony marine fish with a three-lobed tail fin and fleshy pectoral fins. Known only from fossils until one was found alive in 1938 – it was a sort of ressurrection.
Cauterize | ˈkɔːtərʌɪz |
To burn the skin or flesh (of a wound) with a heated instrument or caustic substance in order to stop bleeding.
Deus Ex Machina | deɪʊs ɛks ˈmakɪnə, ˌdiːəs ɛks məˈʃiːnə |
An unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel.
Ellipsis | ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, [Ancient Greek] |
A series of dots that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word, sentence or whole section from the original text being quoted, and though necessary for syntactical construction, it is not necessary for comprehension. Ellipses can also be used to indicate an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence.
Gastroenterolgy | ˌgastrəʊɛntəˈrɒlədʒi |
The branch of medicine, which deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines.
Greek theatre | griːk ˈθɪətə |
The theatre of Ancient Greece, or ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece between 550 BC and 220 BC. Tragedy (late 6th century BC), comedy (486 BC), and the satyr play were the three dramatic genres to emerge there.
The Grey Wig | ðə greɪ wɪg |
A representation of Andrew Wale’s spiky graveyard blond hair used to define Andrew’s character. Another “Andy” that favored wearing a wig: Andy Warhol.
A form of traditional Japanese drama with highly stylized song, mime, and dance, now performed only by male actors, using exaggerated gestures and body movements to express emotions, and including historical plays, domestic dramas, and dance pieces.
Marc Jacobs shop provincetown
A flagship store open seven days a week all year round in the middle of a Commercial Street, Provincetown. There are strong ties between Marc Jacobs and the LGBT community in Provincetown.
Meta theatre | ˈmɛtə ˈθɪətə |
Theatre referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential. Meta theatre reflects comedy and tragedy, at the same time, where the audience can laugh at the protagonist while feeling empathetic simultaneously.The technique reflects the world as an extension of human conscience, not accepting prescribed societal norms, but allowing for more imaginative variation, or a possible social change.
Misfits and Dragons | ˈmɪsfɪts (ə)n ˈdrag(ə)ns |
The unfinished and unread book by Lisa Reynold’s dad. A book project about the corporate world.
The Orange Sock Hat | ðə ˈɒrɪndʒ sɒk hat |
Alan’s Orange beanie is made from 100% acrylic rib-knit, with a Carhartt square logo stitched at the front. The iconic hat became an immediate trend amongst the Williamsburg hipsters when it was launched for the fall/winter season 2012-13.
Provincetown | ˈprävinsˌtoun |
Also called P-town. A village in SE Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod, which became a popular gay vacation spot in the 70s. Provincetown has the highest concentration of same-sex couple households of any zip code in the United States. The place is booming with homosexuals from May to December, but remains closed down the rest of the year.
Psychopomp | ˈsʌɪkə(ʊ)pɒmp |
The spiritual guide of a living person's soul. In Greek mythology the Psychopomp is a guide of souls to the place of the dead. Origin from Greek psukhopompos, from ‘psukhē’ - ‘soul’ and ‘pompos’ - ‘conductor’.
Williamsburg | ˈwɪljəmzbəːg |
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Artists moved here in the 1970s, drawn by low rents, large spaces available and convenient transportation. Today Williamsburg is dominated by urban hipsters.
Wittgenstein | ˈvɪtgənstʌɪn |
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, (1889–1951), was a British philosopher, born in Austria. His two major works, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) and Philosophical Investigations (1953), examine language and its relationship to the world. (Wittgenstein spoke Norwegian).