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I often get asked why I have my username. Who is ana and why is she mad? But it is really Anathema D and they won't let me capitalize, so that is that. Except it is not. Because why Anathema D? And that is because of Anathema Device from Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch which really, if you have not read, you should stop doing this, and everything else and get to it!

But it is even more than that. The word, Anathema... it intrigues me. And someone I know (*waves*) got it as a vocabulary word, and got me to thinking, which, considering I should be doing Other Things is very much in the way. And so the best way to get it out of the way is to post. And I feel like I have made posts like this before, but it needs out right now.


My favorite modern definition is "One who is despised" but Dictionary.com has a bunch of other good ones. And on Podictionary he gets into some of the etymology. But if you look into it, anathema has such interesting roots. Of being something set apart as an offering to god(s). And somewhere along the line, it became tainted and changed. So yeah, I like it.

It is simply, one of my favorite words.

Do you have any?
anathemad: (Other - Anathema Scrollwork)
I often get asked why I have my username. Who is ana and why is she mad? But it is really Anathema D and they won't let me capitalize, so that is that. Except it is not. Because why Anathema D? And that is because of Anathema Device from Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch which really, if you have not read, you should stop doing this, and everything else and get to it!

But it is even more than that. The word, Anathema... it intrigues me. And someone I know (*waves*) got it as a vocabulary word, and got me to thinking, which, considering I should be doing Other Things is very much in the way. And so the best way to get it out of the way is to post. And I feel like I have made posts like this before, but it needs out right now.


My favorite modern definition is "One who is despised" but Dictionary.com has a bunch of other good ones. And on Podictionary he gets into some of the etymology. But if you look into it, anathema has such interesting roots. Of being something set apart as an offering to god(s). And somewhere along the line, it became tainted and changed. So yeah, I like it.

It is simply, one of my favorite words.

Do you have any?

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