Saigon Stories – Last Night

Last night the we held the Middle Eastern carpet auction at the club. Some of the best carpets from the Middle East where there and I actually learned something about them. I also saw some members dropping major cash like never before. The highest carpet went for $10,000!!!!

I would have gone home but I promised some friends I would meet them at the Underground for a drink and supposedly a party. It turned out to be a party celebrating five years since it’s been open. I had a good time but about 11:00pm was beat and when I want to go I just go. It’s too difficult to say goodbye to everyone so I just left. I then got a call saying I “ditched” them and they wouldn’t forgive me unless I went out to Pham Ngu Lao which is near my house. So I did and didn’t get to sleep until 4am. I’m getting too old for those kinds of nights and the only thing that comes out of it is that I’m tired the next day!!!

At the moment it is pouring buckets of rain which is my favorite weather. I love a good storm. Since it is now the rainy season in Saigon we get storms like this almost everyday which is great! They don’t last too long unlike the drizzle that lasts for weeks back in Ohio.
Finally, question of the day.

Is “intrical” a word? I’ve checked every dictionary but this word is not included just yet. However a check on google turned up a lot of usage. We think it’s a combination of “integral” and “intricate” but I think we will soon see “intrical” in the dictionary. Language is fluid and changes over time. I am firmly against the grammar Nazis who refuse to accept new words. If you look back and see how English has changed over time it is amazing. The only caveat it to continue some structure of language that promotes brain activity and not dumb it down too much. The English language is full of “descriptives” which the normal population is only able to use a fraction of. Speaking of which this post isn’t too descriptive and my word choice poor. But I’m just going to blame that on last night and my brain not working properly at the moment.

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/

1 comment

  1. So far as I can see ‘intrical’ is only an uncommon flexion and not a new word.
    I haven’t checked out google so maybe it has been given new meanings in its use but the elements of intrical are normal and combining them in a new way is only a sign of creativity (if you are aware of it that is).
    According to
    The endings -al, -ial, -ical mean: quality, relation
    the ending -ate, means: kind of state
    Intricate comes from Latin: ‘intricare’, entangled.
    The combination of entangled + quality/relation does make sense but is not very different from entangled + kind of state.
    It is more substantive, than the traditional version but all in all I would say it is a matter of style or taste and strictly speaking it is not wrong.

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