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In communications and linguistics, context refers to the meaning of a message (such as a sentence), its relationship to other parts of the message (such as a book), the environment in which the communication occurred, and any perceptions which may be associated with the communication. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Context [Apr 2004]


Some lexicographers claim that there are no synonyms that have exactly the same meaning (in all contexts or social levels of language); however, most speakers of languages sense that some synonym pairs are identical in meaning, for all practical purposes. Different words similar in meaning usually differ for a reason, feline is more formal than cat; long and extended are only synonyms in one usage and not in others, such as a long arm and an extended arm. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synonym [Jul 2004]

Synonyms within context: grotesque

Inelegance: distorted; Verb: out of shape, irregular, asymmetric, unsymmetric, awry, wry, askew, crooked; not true, not straight; on one side, crump, deformed; harelipped; misshapen, misbegotten; misproportioned, ill proportioned; ill-made; grotesque, monstrous, crooked as a ram's horn; camel backed, hump backed, hunch backed, bunch backed, crook backed; bandy; bandy legged, bow legged; bow kneed, knock kneed; splay footed, club footed; round shouldered; snub nosed; curtailed of one's fair proportions; stumpy; (short); gaunt; (thin); bloated; scalene; simous; taliped, talipedic.

Ridiculousness: inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guinde; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ponderous; awkward, uncourtly, unpolished; turgid; affected, euphuistic; barbarous, uncouth, grotesque, rude, crude, halting; offensive to ears polite.

Ugliness: ridiculous, ludicrous; comical; droll, funny, laughable, pour rire, grotesque, farcical, odd; whimsical, whimsical as a dancing bear; fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum, quizzical, quaint, bizarre; screaming; eccentric; (unconformable); strange, outlandish, out of the way, baroque, weird; awkward; (ugly).

Unconformity: Frightful, hideous, odious, uncanny, forbidding; repellant, repulsive, repugnant, grotesque, bizarre; grody, grody to the max; horrid, horrible; shocking; (painful).

Unusual, unaccustomed, uncustomary, unwonted, uncommon; rare, curious, odd, extraordinary, out of the ordinary; strange, monstrous; wonderful; unexpected, unaccountable; outre, out of the way, remarkable, noteworthy; queer, quaint, nondescript, none such, sui generis; unfashionable; fantastic, grotesque, bizarre; outlandish, exotic, tombe des nues, preternatural; denaturalized.

--http://www.websters-dictionary-online.org/definition/english/gr/grotesque.html [Apr 2005]

Calling Out of Context (2004) - Arthur Russell

  1. Calling Out of Context (2004) - Arthur Russell [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Steve Knutson, formerly of Tommy Boy and currently of Audika, has been kind enough to put in a word with Soul Jazz about our compilation, New York City Body Music, Volume One, which we hope to have out somewhere, before too long. Audika will be reissuing Arthur Russell's World of Echo next year, possibly with DVD element. How fucking gangsta is that?

    He/Audika will also be releasing Calling Out Of Context, a "complete album of previously unreleased rhythmic/song material" by Russell. Double boner! --Sasha Frere-Jones http://sfj.abstractdynamics.org/archives/000645.html

    The first in Audika's new series of reissues and collections featuring the work of New York-based cellist, songwriter, composer, and disco visionary, the late ARTHUR RUSSELL (co-founder of Sleeping Bag Records). Calling Out Of Context features twelve previously unreleased tracks that push the boundaries of pop and underground disco recorded during Russell's prime years 1985-'90. The material is drawn from Corn, an album completed in 1985 but never released, and an abandoned album recorded for Rough Trade as Russell had become ill. Spontaneous, challenging, and contemporary. "If Nick Drake had lived long enough to make records with New Order, they might have sounded like this."--Rolling Stone --Midheaven Mailorder, Feb 2004

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