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Silence is the active expression of nothingness. It suggests that there is something to say but it cannot be said. Its main purpose is to induce a state of astonishment for those on the receiving end. Yes, silence is usually directed at an object in mind. Silence, which is composed of pure inaction and the active choice of not doing something rather than something, expresses itself by pre-announcing its action and then purposely not doing that which one would rather expect to happen. Like I said, its action is to induce a state of psychological disarray and befuddlement at the object in mind.

One can get the silent treatment which many a person is left bewildered at the hands of said receiving end. This usually tends to happen between the sexes quite more often than not since it is a preferred choice of many of psychological warfare between the opposite sexes.

One can make a bow of silence as well and this tends to create an aura of divinity in those who practice said bows but usually there are more the target of jokes in the Western world than they are elsewhere.

The purpose of silencing the opposition has taken dramatic turns which have resulted in extreme forms of expression in those caught being the target of said silencing. The most current use of manifestation to express this silencing has been to seal ones lips by either sewing the persons labia oris thus producing a sense of bizarre disgust for those who happen to be spectators of such displays of protest.

However, the opposition can also use silence to highlight societal discomforts such as the one recently displayed by the Maya people in the Chiapas, a state in the United States of México. This sort of display of silence tends to awaken curiosity at best but it does bring the point home in more ways than one can imagine.

All in all, silence can also occur in our daily lives but more often than not we cannot deal with the presence of nothingness surrounding our daily lives.

Current Location: Sweden, Jönköping
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This is an old poem, 'bout severalyears old, worked on during my Stockholm years, late 2004 ... I thought it might just feel a tad at home here

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Between my last entry and this entry, that is, between 11/1/08 07:43am and the current date for this entry, January 30, 2010, 18:14pm, a series of other numbers criss crossed in time to meet each other. The succession of said numbers occurred in a time and space that so far as I am concerned consist of a matter totally alien to me. Not to mention that during said lapse a preference of time stamps in the blog have occurred as well. To the untrained eye the numbers deceive a notion of more time passed than it has actually occurred but in reality no more than a little over a year has transpassed between the numbers we have in a system called the Gregorian system of time. This system has a little known brutal and masochist loyal servant who rules merciless over the adherents of its system, this understudy of history and clockmaster is known as Greenwich Meridian.

But since I deliberately have insisted through time to fill this space with nothingness I failed to take into account the vast hunger of the beast, Alas! I believe I fail in my enterprise.

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It's not anything, and it's not something, yet it isn't the negation of something, either. Traditional logic is no help, since it merely regards all negation as derivative from something positive. So, Heidegger proposed, we must abandon logic in order to explore the character of Nothing as the background out of which everything emerges.

Carefully contemplating Nothing in itself, we begin to notice the importance and vitality of our own moods. Above all else, Nothing is what produces in us a feeling of dread {Ger. Angst}. This deep feeling of dread, Heidegger held, is the most fundamental human clue to the nature and reality of Nothing.


Full article following: Heidegger: Being-There (or Nothing)

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Void. These two words are related. That is, the title of the post and the first word of the entry. They are synonymous to nada and nothing. Though I just wanted to write an entry to fill the gape so to speak between my last entry here and now. 54 weeks according to Livejournal. I suppose the end is neigh for this topic. Or perhaps not. Notice how related agape and gape are.

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nadie, nada


Ambas palabras se derivan de dos formas del participio pasivo del verbo latino nasci (nacer): nadie, del participio plural nati, y nada, del femenino singular nata.

Veamos el primer caso: nadie proviene de la locución latina homines nati non fecerunt, que literalmente significaba personas nacidas no lo hicieron o, más propiamente, nadie lo hizo. Aparece registrado en español bajo la forma nadi desde el Cantar de Mio Cid y desde Berceo, usado sólo en frases negativas como nadi no lo hicieron, como figura en muchos casos hasta fines del siglo xv. En el Poema de Mio Cid se lee: No lo dizen a nadi e finco esta razon. Posteriormente, evolucionó hacia naid y naide, considerado como un vulgarismo, aunque fue usado por Santa Teresa. [...] que importa mucho que de sequedades ni de inquietud y destraimiento en los pensamientos naide se apriete ni aflija. (Santa Teresa de Jesús: Su vida). Corominas señala que se pasó a usar nadie como reacción contra el vulgarismo.

Nada, por su parte, se derivó de la expresión latina res nata (cosa nacida),que pasó al castellano como nada cosa y, posteriormente, nada.Corominas observa que expresiones como no hizo nada cosa se utilizan hasta hoy en el castellano hablado en los estados norteamericanos de Colorado y Nuevo México, rico en expresiones consideradas arcaicas por el resto de la comunidad hispanohablante.

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What better present for the person who has everything than a poignant reminder that they want for nothing? This lovingly crafted vial of emptiness is filled to the brim with unfettered nothingness. Free from the burden of possessions, the weight of responsibility, Nothing is as idiotic as it is brilliant.
Indeed even old Macbeth, though mad as a kipper, realised that life, whilst full of sound and fury (and that was before iPods) is inherently daft and ultimately signifies Nothing. And let us not forget, that 'Nothing' is so important that most of our universe - and the contents of a lot of people's heads - appears to be made up of it.

It's a statement, an empty gesture if you will, a nod at the futility of ownership, and yet despite 'Nothing' being nothing, it is of course packed with millions of protons, neutrons and what have you, which is pretty good for Nothing.

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* A packet full to the brim with nothing.
* Suitable for ages 14 years+.
* Size: 17 x 9 x 7cm.

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Yet there is a common attribute to nada, nothingness, ingenting in all the societies I have tried to cover so long.

The debasement of humanity, the common factor. Humans are destined to the eternal nihil.

However, this nihil is carnal.

The one that exists in the now and not the one based int he exterior of the flesh which harbors its ens in the Beyond.

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Beleive it or not I just got out of my borrachera to write the following.

I do confess I am under the spirits.

Only to write that as nothingness is concerned we might have a word that denotes a neo nuance we've yet to reckon with.

The good old Southwest provides us: Denankius.

While denankius can trace its origin to mockery of the imitation of saying de nada with an Anglo pronounciation thus producing the lexeme denankius its ramifications are yet to be explored.

A closer research for the day of the post provides interesting results:

Denankius: 38 hits.

The oval-shaped zero and circular letter O together came into use on modern character displays. The zero with a dot in the centre seems to have originated as an option on IBM 3270 controllers (this has the problem that it looks like the Greek letter Theta). The slashed zero, looking identical to the letter O other than the slash, is used in old-style ASCII graphic sets descended from the default typewheel on the venerable ASR-33 Teletype. This format causes problems because of its similarity to the symbol ∅, representing the empty set, as well as for certain Scandinavian languages which use Ø as a letter.

The convention which has the letter O with a slash and the zero without was used at IBM and a few other early mainframe makers; this is even more problematic for Scandinavians because it means two of their letters collide. Some Burroughs/Unisys equipment displays a zero with a reversed slash. And yet another convention common on early line printers left zero unornamented but added a tail or hook to the letter-O so that it resembled an inverted Q or cursive capital letter-O.

The typeface used on some European number plates for cars distinguish the two symbols by making the zero rather egg-shaped and the O more circular, but most of all by slitting open the zero on the upper right side, so the circle is not closed any more (as in German plates). The typeface chosen is called fälschungserschwerende Schrift (abbr.: FE Schrift), meaning "unfalsifiable script". Note that those used in the United Kingdom do not differentiate between the two as there can never be any ambiguity if the design is correctly spaced.

In paper writing one may not distinguish the 0 and O at all, or may add a slash across it in order to show the difference, although this sometimes causes ambiguity in regard to the symbol for the null set.

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