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#153785 - 01/16/06 06:43 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !  
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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 12:39 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !  
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I think I do, if parte alícuota = aliquot portion.

#153787 - 01/16/06 02:32 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !  
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Yes.
I learned the word from the Lab manager at my first lab technician job.

#153788 - 01/17/06 12:20 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !  
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Nope, never noticed it before.

#153789 - 01/17/06 03:19 AM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !  
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Aladamnbama the most watered s...
Time!

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.
#153790 - 01/17/06 10:23 AM more word worthy than Bill  
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milo:

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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