Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Oh yeah, word of the day...
keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.
Archaic. keen vision.

(-adj. = perspicacious)

heard it: while reading 'Viroid Life: Perspectives on Nietzsche and the Transhuman Condition' (don't ask, I've never read Nietzsche in my life...)
example: '...a political perspicacity that is often lacking in current discourse.'

also came across this: a team of archaeologists desilting the harbour in efforts to reveal the ancient city of Alexandria (photo of "Priest carrying an effigy of Osiris of Canopus found on the Antirhodos Island near the two sphinxes.") Website: Franck Goggio. If only there were more lives to lead...


Eve said...

More lives to lead? I'm having a rough enough time with this one. But I definitely could use a few more hours in the day. (And I wish I were one of those people who could get by on 3 hours of sleep.)

Oh, and you are perspicacious.

Eve said...

Definition: (noun) A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related
items of information.
Synonyms: separatrix, solidus, slash, diagonal, stroke
Usage: Because the poem was reproduced in block text, virgules were
used to indicate where the lines had originally been separated.

S'Mat said...

i'm a big fan of virgules (is it a Glottal G? or a virGin G?). thanks for the compliment eve, i thought you were perspicacious until you said i was perspicacious. now i wonder as to our perspicapacity.