Spice to See Ya, To See Ya…

Earlier this week a 5 year old girl made the news after her father told of how she’d fallen foul of local government enforcers in Tower Hamlets…

A five-year-old girl was left in tears after being fined £150 for running a stall selling cups of homemade lemonade to passersby.

The schoolgirl was accused of trading without a licence by a council enforcement officer last Saturday, her father, Andre Spicer, said. The officer issued a fixed penalty notice demanding the sum – or £90 if the family agreed to pay promptly.

“She was very upset and had to watch Brave a few times to calm down,” he said.

After public outcry, the council rescinded the fine…

A Tower Hamlets council spokesperson said: “We are very sorry that this has happened. We expect our enforcement officers to show common sense, and to use their powers sensibly. This clearly did not happen.

“The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have contacted Prof Spicer and his daughter to apologise.”

And perhaps with all the recent acid incidents, there is an impetus for ‘inadequate busybodies’ to crack down indiscriminately

Across the Atlantic another, more famous, Spicer made an announcement yesterday

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has moved to minimise talk of divisions within the Trump administration after announcing his resignation.

Mr Spicer is reportedly stepping down because he is unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director.

But he told Fox News he had “no regrets” about his six-month stint.

Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has been picked for the role that Mr Spicer had partially filled.

Of course, the former White House Press Secretary was fatally wounded early in his tenure, from a savage blow landed by a fat bottom girl…

grocer (n.)early 15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), “wholesale dealer, one who buys and sells in gross,” corrupted spelling of Anglo-French grosser, Old French grossier, from Medieval Latin grossarius “wholesaler,” literally “dealer in quantity” (source also of Spanish grosero, Italian grosseiro), from Late Latin grossus“coarse (of food), great, gross” (see gross (adj.)). Sense of “a merchant selling individual items of food” is 16c.; in Middle English this was a spicer.

As for spice…

spice (n.) c. 1200, “something added to food or drink to enhance the flavor, vegetable substance aromatic or pungent to the taste,” also “a spice used as a medication or an alchemical ingredient,” from Old French espice (Modern French épice), from Late Latin species (plural) “spices, goods, wares,” in classical Latin “kind, sort” (see species). From c. 1300 as “an aromatic spice,” also “spices as commodities;” from early 14c. as “a spice-bearing plant.” Figurative sense of “attractive or enjoyable variation” is from 13c.; that of “slight touch or trace of something” is recorded from 1530s. Meaning “specimen, sample” is from 1790. Early druggists recognized four “types” of spices: saffron, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg.

Seems like it should be 5, so to end this post, Dear Reader, a treat sent to me this week by my favourite Ginger… Have a Song 😉

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Spice to See Ya, To See Ya…


      1. I don’t mean to be starry-eyed sounding here…and I know you are busy…but I’ve thought about it all night and there is all kinds of creepy shit nested in that mess. Let’s go a different direction. (meaning: the same way)
        Applicability – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=applicability
        “capability of being used,” 1650s, from applicable + -ity. Earlier was appliableness (1580s), now obsolete.
        -ity – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=-ity&allowed_in_frame=0
        word-forming element making abstract nouns from adjectives and meaning “condition or quality of being ______,” from Middle English -ite, from Old French -ete (Modern French -ité) and directly from Latin -itatem (nominative -itas), suffix denoting state or condition, composed of -i- (from the stem or else a connective) + the common abstract suffix -tas (see -ty (2)).
        Roughly, the word in -ity usually means the quality of being what the adjective describes, or concretely an instance of the quality, or collectively all the instances; & the word in -ism means the disposition, or collectively all those who feel it. [Fowler]
        -ism – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=-ism
        (look it up your own damn self) 😛


        Boxes. Maybe that’s something that Kubrick was trying to say in the movie “Artificial Intelligence” with respect to packaging the concept of life, as it pertains to lives, as it pertains to a life. There’s a throttling mechanics similar to that of the workings of an engine that simply does not seem to exist within the constructs of life beyond the obvious…respiration, circulation, excretion, etc.. But even those concepts as they pertain to life are not well understood no matter what we tell ourselves within our own frameworks of understanding. Our applicability and applications within a certain scope are what cause us to stumble in this regard.
        EX: Stymieing an ability.

        There was some discussion in SmokyDrinky last night that really dented my head, and it was regarding phosphene(s)? and or their relationship to Krebs/Krebs Cycle(s)? I didn’t catch it all because I was too busy sucking wind via some old dent that was making some bells ring from God knows where. But what came to mind with me…was “the spark of life.” What also came to mind was something from the 1400’s/1500’s that was based on earlier works…but I’ve yet to research it because I need to stew on it a bit. But I distinctly recall something along these lines as to a process that has long since been identified as a major player in the animation process…life. The topic of organic inorganic chemistry came up so I just listened to what was being discussed, but that was kinda the rub in my thinking. Division. But not only division, division and isolating via isolating and/or isolationist processes and thinking. So yeah…boxes. But that’ll get me back to Thoth and his blurb about wrath, and more specifically…Thoth’s Wrath.
        Tomography – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomography
        Atom Probe – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_probe
        Slice and Dice?
        Or…sly sans dice?
        Meh.


        Snowden’s comment (or whoever made that comment since Twitter is a fucking nightmare to understand who said what) strikes me odd. But then again, we are all blundering around in uncharted waters whether we want to believe it or not. When those waters become charted, I cannot help but wonder how those charts fare. Not only via comparison of former and post charts and charting, but also the concept of freedom via shackles. To say that these concepts are inescapable, I find ironic. Perhaps even more limiting. Build an inescapable or undefeatable concept, and all I have to do to escape it or defeat it…is wait.
        Q: Why does Google Chrome’s spellcheck say that “undefeatable” should be…
        undef eatable
        undef-eatable
        undetectable
        ???
        WTF?!?!?!?
        😉

        ^The Shock Doctrine [2009] Documentary by Naomi Klein^

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