E J B.
Subscriber since: June 2013
Location: United States of America
About Me
I have been called eccentric by my family, peculiar by my friends, odd by acquaintances, and I have evinced such things as "Oh Lord, here he goes again!" from all and sundry. I am 78 years old and have been happily married for 50 years.
I am as fluent as anyone in the Yorkshire dialect, OK in French, passable in German and mainly operatic Italian, and I have a smattering of other European languages.
I am interested in the brain and it's development and it's relation to behavior (particularly what might be called aberrant behavior).
I listen to German Lieder of which I have a large collection. I have been fascinated by Winterreise for many years and I still believe I have not completely plumbed its depths.
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Favorite Word:

obstinate
It describes everyone who disagrees with me.
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Least Favorite Word:

zombie
It has become the cinema's favorite way of grossing me out. It seems to have come adrift from its rooted,. Consequently, noone takes iit seriously any more.
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Favorite Quote:

"Let your 'yea' be 'yea' and your 'nay' be 'nay'."
- It' almost certainly Biblical.

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Traffic in Words
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Slogans for Health
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Comparative Nonsense
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Unexpected Cousins
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