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#153785 - 01/16/06 01:43 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Somehow it is redolent of fruit, and suggestive of broken shells. A loquat. The Kabbalistic qellipot. No idea. Who cares?_________________________
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#153786 - 01/16/06 07:39 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
I think I do, if parte alícuota = aliquot portion.
#153787 - 01/16/06 09:32 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
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 !
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Nope, never noticed it before.
#153789 - 01/16/06 10:19 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
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
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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