Daily archives: January 28, 2005

History Repeating

A potted history of Iraq, all the way back to 3100BC. Of particular interest-

1914: As a part of World War 1, British forces invade southern Iraq.

1917: British occupation of Baghdad begins.

1920: Arabs of southern Iraq starts military actions towards the British, who did not fulfill their promises to leave the area to the locals after the Turks were defeated. The British responded military in the beginning, but soon realized that it would be impossible to control the area.

1921: Prince Faisal of Hijaz (now: southwestern Saudi Arabia) wins a popular election, with 96% of the ballots, and is declared king of Iraq August 23

and for all on the right claiming that Sunday is the country’s first taste of democracy-

1953: Direct parliamentary elections. King Faisal 2 assumes throne, as he was only 3 when his father died.

1954: Political instability, as USA tries to enhance its influence in Iraq.

Certainly those elections would have been far from the representative ideal, but no more so than the ones being held this week.

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"Yiff?" "No, thanks, I don't quite feel like this right now."

To: Oxford University Press

We, the undersigned, believe that the slang term �yiff� (The Word) should be added into the Oxford English Dictionary. An entire community, the furry community, uses The Word in just about every aspect of such. All that we ask is that The Word be added into the next convenient edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The Word is defined as followed:

1) (Noun) Sound made by mating foxes.

2) (Noun) More or less sexual act. Commonly used by furries, usually denotes standard intercourse but may denote any kind of sexual behavior between any type and number of parties (imaginary anthropomorphic creatures, humans, animals, even inanimate objects like plush toys).

3) (Verb) Like in meaning 2, “to yiff”.

4) Furry (or otherwise) artwork depicting yiff as in meaning 3.

5) Expression of joy (by furries)

6) Non-invasive question about sexual feelings/will to mate.

Note in all sexual meanings this has a very specific emotional background: It’s neither considered vulgar (like “fuck” or technical (like “have intercourse”) or emotion-less (like “make love”). It’s playful, considering the act like something fun, nice, pleasant and not very important – without any special obligations attached to it. “Let’s yiff” has about the same emotional background as “Let’s play”.

1) I heard foxes making the “yiff” noises.

2) Are you into yiff, or just cuddles?

3) Let’s yiff.

4) It’s hard to find good yiff on VCL nowadays.

7) I did it! Yiff-yiff-yiff-yiff-yiff!

8) “Yiff?” “No, thanks, I don’t quite feel like this right now.”


The Undersigned

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