Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Word of the Day


It's study hall at home tonight--quiet and peaceful. My wife is reading "Tortilla Curtain," written by T.C. Boyle.
She comes across one of those words you love but are usually too lazy to look up:

Peregrination.
It means a walk or traverse, although it sounds like it should mean something a lot more complex, like the act of staring at a subway map in a foreign land trying to figure out where to go. It's obviously related to peregrine, which means "having a tendency to wander" and is a type of falcon (Falco peregrinus).
The Latin root, peregrinus, means pilgrim.
And with that, it's time to fly.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quote of the day

From Joshua Rosner, managing director at Graham Fisher & Co., on the current financial meltdown:
"We haven't had a full gut check of truth-telling."

 

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