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October 9, 2008

Blog Guy, you seem to know a lot about the language. I saw the word “devotee” a couple of days ago, and I wonder what it means.

devotee-1008-1-200.jpgGood question. The roots of the word “devotee” break down into DEVO and TEE, or “feet with no feeling.” So, proper usage would be like, “I dropped a cement block on my left devotee, but didn’t feel a thing.” I hope this is helpful.

Not to seem ungrateful, but what’s your source?

Photo captions. They teach us a lot about words. Check out these pictures, where “devotees” are walking on burning coals.

You never know ANYTHING! Can you give me the name of a REAL blog?

I could, but I’d probably just get it wrong.

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devotee-1008-3-360.jpgDevotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur, October 7, 2008. REUTERS/ Zainal Abd Halim

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[...] But sometimes he just can’t win. It was a straightforward question: Blog Guy, you seem to know a lot about the language. I saw the word “devotee” a couple of days ago, and I wonder what it means. [...]

I think maybe someone should more thoroughly explain the act of roasting marshmallows to these people….

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Ooof! Oh my! Someone’s going to need a little Dr. Scholl’s, don’t ya know…

The comma is, not necessary.

Jonathan,

You, don’t, know, a, darn, thing.

Posted by Dr. Doll | Report as abusive

That’s easy—you just dip your feet in Thermo-Gel and stroll right across!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

“Next on When Pajama Parties Go Bad…”

Posted by K | Report as abusive

So who’s in the rotisserie…er..I mean carriage thingy?

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Gangland turf wars are a little different in other countries. Here, we are able to capture a dispute between the yellow do-rags and the white do-rags which resulted in a “walk-by roasting”.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

im pritty sure the word devotee refers to the followers of “The Nine Emperor Gods” in the above pictures. they are Devotees to the gods.

Posted by zac | Report as abusive

Wow! Look at K go! Nice job! LOL

Thanks, zac for that totally awesome information! You are a bastien of truth in this unruly world.

Posted by Huzzah | Report as abusive

Beavis says: FIRE! FIRE!

If two fo them slip and fall, they’ll be Beavis and Buttred

Posted by Dr. Doll | Report as abusive

Deprived of health insurance, Joe and Mike take the old-fashioned approach to removing corns and calluses.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive