#WordOfTheDay

tycoon

/tʌɪˈkuːn/
noun
1 A wealthy, powerful person in business or industry.
2 A title applied by foreigners to the shogun of Japan in power between 1857 and 1868.

Origin
Mid 19th century from Japanese taikun ‘great lord’.

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Bob never wanted to be a tycoon...any more than he wanted to be a raccoon.

“Timbral invention is the new normal, one of the key aspects of modern pop. Unimaginable sounds are unveiled every day. To those wishing that music sounded like the good old days, best to change the dial. But if novelty is your pleasure, you don’t need to hide. All you need to do is open your ears.”

-- from Switched on Pop (How Popular Music Works and Why It Matters) by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding, page 135

#smallquotes

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#mastoart #cats #portrait #gouache #painting

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