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#87679 - 11/23/02 10:24 PM Anschluss  
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From Baltimore spelling bee. Back in the thirties, when Hitler was engineering annexation of
Austria, our papers and radio referred to that as "Anscluss".


#87680 - 11/23/02 10:33 PM Re: caliga  
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Another kid flunked on "caliga". I might have too. I remember "Caligula" the son of Marcus Aurelius,
whose nickname he got as a child when his father was conducting military campaigns in Germany,
and he wore "little boots" similar to the ones the soldiers wore, which were caliga.

CAŽLIGA, a strong and heavy shoe worn by the Roman soldiers.
Although the use of this species of calceamentum extended to the
centurions, it was not worn by the superior officers. Hence the common
soldiers, including centurions, were distinguished by the name of caligati



#87681 - 11/23/02 10:39 PM Re: telos  
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I could not find this as an English word. It is Greek, meaning the end.


#87682 - 11/24/02 12:13 AM Re: telos  
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>I could not find this as an English word.

?? it's in MWCD and AHD and gets more than 100,000 google hits.


#87683 - 11/24/02 12:25 AM Re: telos  
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Dear tsuwm: This is one time Yahoo! Search box let me down. And in 1913 Webster I got:
Sorry, telos was not found in the headwords of the 1913 Webster Dictionary!! Remember, this is a 1913 edition, so it is missing
many modern English words and definitions. Cross-references are identified automatically and may not correspond to valid
headwords identified in the source data.

Somehow, I do no think of 'telos" as post 1913 word.


#87684 - 11/24/02 12:27 AM Re: telos  
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wwh,

Why don't you type in "Onelook.com" sometimes? That site includes over 700 dictionaries/lexicons, including tsuwm's, but I don't know whether it includes all of tsuwmn's. I've just seen his listed--especially when there are only two or so references listed for some bizarre entry.


#87685 - 11/24/02 12:31 AM Re: Anschluss  
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In fact, I just went to Onelook, and there were five dictionaries/lexicons listed as references for telos, and guess whuw was one of the five?

The definition the mystery lexicographical logophile listed was:

"an ultimate end," which sounds like it could be read as redundant given our discussions this week on penultism and gang.


#87686 - 11/24/02 12:40 AM Re: Anschluss  
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Dear WW: This is the first time the Yahoo! search box has let me down. It is quick and easy,
and up to now I have had superlative results with it.

And at the same time as I get definitions, I get sites in which the word is used.


#87687 - 11/24/02 12:46 AM Re: Anschluss  
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See what Yahoo gives you for ferrophiliac.


#87688 - 11/24/02 01:53 AM Re: Anschluss  
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Dear Wordwind: It gave me the most AMAZING pictures. Had you been there?
You might want to delete your post before others go there.


#87689 - 11/24/02 02:48 AM Re: Anschluss  
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"an ultimate end," which sounds like it could be read as redundant

this is an example of what happens when you take lexicographical shortcuts. telos is the answer to the old question "how do you know when you've reached the end?" telos is the purpose or ultimate object or goal. it's a more philosophical abstraction than just 'the end'.

Reconceptualized slightly differently, most theories of business ethics enhance ambiguity by (rightly) introducing additional concerns that an ethical business corporation or person should take into account, but they do not prescribe a particular "aim" or "goal" or "telos" that is to be accomplished by ethical behavior other than for business behavior to be (again, quite rightly) more multifaceted than currently practiced. Unlike the Hawaiians, contemporary business ethicists do not possess the luxury of a four month long makahiki that allows people to rest from hard-headed business competition. Even though a seasonal makahiki is unavailable, business ethicists need to specify a good that can inspire the energies of people to pursue noneconomic goods. They need a metaphorical dance, a feast, or a symphony inspiring enough to motivate business leaders to pause from corporate warfare to celebrate makahiki in one's work. Put one more way, ethicists need to articulate a goal so compelling that economic analysis must give that goal space in corporate life.

I propose the telos of sustainable peace as an aim to which businesses should orient their actions both for reasons of the good of avoiding the activities that contribute to or make more likely the spilling of blood as well as for the good of sustainable economic enterprises, which are fostered by stable, peaceful relationships.

-Corporate makahiki: The governing telos of peace
American Business Law Journal, Winter, 2001

[makahiki, I gather, is a four-month Hawaiian festival to celebrate "new beginnings"]

#87690 - 11/24/02 12:51 PM Re: caliga  
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Mater tua caligata est.


#87691 - 11/24/02 01:54 PM Re: caliga  
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caliga : darkness, gloom, mist.
caligo : to becloud, darken.
caligo : to make dizzy.
Mater tua caligata est = Your mother has a sun tan?







#87692 - 11/24/02 02:12 PM Re: Mater tua  
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caliga = army boots


#87693 - 11/24/02 03:02 PM Re: Mater tua  
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And Caligula = Little Boots


#87694 - 11/24/02 09:39 PM Re: Mater tua  
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Little Boots

Op. cit.


#87695 - 11/24/02 10:00 PM Re: Schluss  
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What does this mean?


#87696 - 11/25/02 12:37 AM Re: Schluss  
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Closure. But Anschluss means one entity becomes joined to another. Hitler annexed Austria,
and the action was call Anschluss. The verb is schliessen. I think the other forms are past tense
schloss, past participle geschlossen.


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