Saturday, April 09, 2005

Word Of The Day

Sine qua non-an essential condition or prerequisite.

posted by Clay @ 4/09/2005 07:14:00 AM   7 comments

7 Comments:

At 9:37 AM, Blogger joe said...

Would I be Panglossian to say the sine qua non of blogging is participation?

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Clay said...

No, that would be an an apporopriate comment. Speaking of participation, my designation of this as the word of the day was an attempt to elicit a response from a potential participant, Brad's protege, who identified himself as simequinone. His comment was worthy, but his ID is questionable. I hope that his spelling of this word was a deliberate variation with a hidden meaning which is later to be revealed, rather than the more likely explanation, which is that he spelled it like he heard it.

 
At 12:27 PM, Blogger joe said...

I might have gathered that it was gettting back to ME. In my defense when the word was broached with the un-named but obvious young man who models his hair style from BB, the word was spelled on the board and pronounced somewhat close to correct.

You have to admit he was close, and I don't take responsibility for words uttered after 16 oz or more of Newcastle's best.

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger joe said...

Maybe he was trying to say he was a half of an antibiotic class.

 
At 7:18 PM, Anonymous simequinone said...

I stand by my spelling of this. For the act of being essential, and being me is the unique representation of the same thing yet two things entirely different. So to say that i spelled the word wrong is only partially correct, i say that the word should change to my representation of it since that i am truly essential.
My philosophy on why people cant read doctors writing is because doctors cant spell, so it becomes a blur of partially correct spelling, thus unreadable.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger joe said...

Simequinone or is it simethicone(this could be the case and you seem as full of "hot air" as the rest of us bloggers),welcome! You are starting out on the right foot--that is carrying out the now established tradition of forthright assertion(irregardless of fact and in face of even being absolutely wrong---can claim credit for some of this influence).

Oblique thinking, moving from one topic to another without or very little connection(another plus).

But the MOST laudable is that of THINKING, now the blogmaster might say critical or reflective thinking would be preferred, but I am happy with thinking which on occasion may lead to learning.

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous semi-quinolone said...

Im sure some people find it 'laudable' that a thought would even occur in my head much less the chance that i could string several thoughts together into a full discertation on one particular subject. If by learning by thinking, i would suspect my chance on learning here on this blog, given the company, would be your correction of my less than stellar ability to spell.
Thusly said, i am sure i spelled discertation wrong however i have very little desire at this point to look it up, knowing it will add to my enjoyment and yours when you teach me of my error.

 

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