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#153785 - 01/16/06 01:43 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Homo Loquens Offline

Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 203
Somehow it is redolent of fruit, and suggestive of broken shells. A loquat. The Kabbalistic qellipot. No idea. Who cares?
'A man who knows everything and who never dies.' --Voltaire of the Comte de Saint-Germain.

#153786 - 01/16/06 07:39 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Marianna Offline

Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 427
Loc: Spain
I think I do, if parte alícuota = aliquot portion.

#153787 - 01/16/06 09:32 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Owlbow Offline

Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 389
Loc: Rhode Island, USA
I learned the word from the Lab manager at my first lab technician job.

#153788 - 01/16/06 07:20 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Zed Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Nope, never noticed it before.

#153789 - 01/16/06 10:19 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
themilum Offline

Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 1529
Loc: Aladamnbama the most watered s...

Ok, that's it. The party's over, the poll is closed; everyone out of the pool.

Here are the results of the AWAD poll to determine competency...

55% of the respondents answered "yes" to the question "Do you know the meaning of the word "aliquot". This group will be permitted to name-drop the fact that they are more "word-worldly" than Bill Buckley.

40% of the voters answered "no", so they can only say that they belong to a club where most of the members are more "word-worldly" than Mister Buckley.

And lastly, 5% of the voters cheated. The notation CHEATER will be stamped on their manilla AWAD personnel folder, securely kept in a lock box by Jackie.

Thank you for your vote and remember to think nice thoughts about those less fortunate.

Edited by themilum (01/16/06 10:24 PM)

#153790 - 01/17/06 05:23 AM more word worthy than Bill
TEd Remington Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 3467
Loc: Marion NC

I was actually taken aback by the thought that Buckley didn't know that word. I know that there's a lot of words out there, but that guy knows and flaunts more obscure ones than anyone I've ever run into. I pretty much dislike his snobbish attitude towards us mere mortals, and was actually surprised by your report of his grace in admitting to lack of knowledge of aliquot.

NOt that I am better than Buckley when it comes to vocabulary, I had run into aliquot a couple of times in a previous job, but had forgotten the exact meaning, so I didn't want to give you a mealy-mouthed vote.

I'll bet you three dollars to your used postage stamp that he's never heard of a sedgwick, though.

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