Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#158987 04/22/06 02:41 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,027
wsieber Offline OP
old hand
OP Offline
old hand
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,027
The English word gestion, according to the OED, means A carrying on or out; conduct, management. In connection with a PM exchange, I would like to know just how common this term is nowadays in the various English-speaking regions. And is there any particular nuance distinguishing it from "management". Is it a more encompassing term?

#158988 04/22/06 02:45 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
never heard it, but then, I'm not in Management.

but thanks for the suggestion...


formerly known as etaoin...
#158989 04/22/06 04:52 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
I don't think I've heard it, either, but I'll try to digest it and see if there's any congestion.

#158990 04/22/06 05:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,788
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,788
Very little (proper) English is spoken here on the Left Coast of the Colonies and what of it is seems not to include the word "gestion."

#158991 04/22/06 06:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,542
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,542
I'd not be surprised to discover that ole Th. Jefferson was the *last* USn to use gestion and get away with it; to wit: exercised that participation in the gestion of affairs which his office made incumbent on him.

[edited for emPHAsis]

Last edited by tsuwm; 04/22/06 06:07 PM.
#158992 04/22/06 08:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Quote:

Very little (proper) English is spoken here on the Left Coast of the Colonies and what of it is seems not to include the word "gestion."




Wull Washington State never was no colony of no English speaking country that I ever heard of. Mehbe ya'll speak Russian or summat out there.

#158993 04/22/06 08:36 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,529
T
veteran
Offline
veteran
T
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,529
Well, Wsieber, since "gestion" as "management" has meaning when speaking in French, maybe a member of our Canadian contingent will tell us if "gestion" has any currency in the bilingual American North.

They are mostly switch hitters up there and should be able to answer your interesting gestion.

#158994 04/22/06 10:37 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
M
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
M
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
I've never come across this term in any context, in work either side of the pond come to that. It'll be interesting to hear more about how you've encountered it, w.

#158995 04/22/06 11:32 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
B
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
B
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
wsieber, how would you pronounce gestion? This is a very common French word so my mind is not wrapping around a good English pronunciation.

#158996 04/23/06 11:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
I'd go for dzhestshun with the emphasis on the first syllable. Like suggestion without the sug. B&M OED more or less agrees with me. They do list dzhes tea an first.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Jackie 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,910
Posts228,609
Members9,164
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Teejheni, vrk1951, Doctor, Silverfox, Red_Canoe
9,164 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 141 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,542
wofahulicodoc 10,060
LukeJavan8 9,878
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2022 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5