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Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote ! #153785
01/16/06 06:43 AM 01/16/06 06:43 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 203 Homo Loquens
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.
Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote ! #153786
01/16/06 12:39 PM 01/16/06 12:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
I think I do, if parte alícuota = aliquot portion.
Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote ! #153787
01/16/06 02:32 PM 01/16/06 02:32 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Rhode Island, USA Owlbow
Rhode Island, USA
I learned the word from the Lab manager at my first lab technician job.
Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote ! #153788
01/17/06 12:20 AM 01/17/06 12:20 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
British Columbia, Canada Zed
British Columbia, Canada
Nope, never noticed it before.
Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote ! #153789
01/17/06 03:19 AM 01/17/06 03:19 AM
Joined: May 2002
Aladamnbama the most watered s... themilum OP
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.
Last edited by themilum; 01/17/06 03:24 AM.
more word worthy than Bill #153790
01/17/06 10:23 AM 01/17/06 10:23 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Marion NC TEd Remington
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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