Monday, July 21, 2014

A radical transformation




Most of these Facebook-posted YouTube things give me the pip, but this struck me as the real thing. It's realistic about the time, dedication and effort it takes to attain real transformation. I'm reminded once again of a favorite quote:




4 comments:

  1. This gave me the pip. But I laffed. (what's a "pip"?)

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  2. He inspired me. I feel like a blob of jello these days.

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  3. pip1
    pip/Submit
    noun
    noun: pip; plural noun: pips
    1.
    a small hard seed in a fruit.
    synonyms: seed, stone, pit More
    2.
    informal
    an excellent or very attractive person or thing.
    Origin

    late 18th century: abbreviation of pippin.
    pip2
    pip/Submit
    noun
    a small shape or symbol, in particular.
    any of the spots on playing cards, dice, or dominoes.
    noun: pip; plural noun: pips
    a single blossom of a clustered head of flowers.
    a diamond-shaped segment of the surface of a pineapple.
    an image of an object on a radar screen.
    BRITISH
    a star (1–3 according to rank) on the shoulder of an army officer's uniform.
    (does not explain "pip pip" or "gives me the pip")

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  4. Accord to "The Oxford English Dictionary [OED]," the word [spelled pippe] was first used in WRITTEN English about the year 1425. It was a disease of the mouth, somewhat related to a disease that affected fowl, especially chickens. It came from the Latin word "pituita."

    It gradually took on other meanings, becoming associated with being annoyed or irritated, in the year 1881.

    Here is the complete entry from the OED:


    to have (also get) the pip: to be (or become) depressed, despondent, or unwell. to give a person the pip: to annoy or irritate; to make angry, bad-tempered, or dispirited.

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