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Yoga Korunta

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One learns, as nothing endures but change.

28 March 2006

Tuesday's Word

manque*\män-ka\ adj [F, fr. pp. of manquer to lack, fail] : short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one's aspirations or talents

Thanks to Doug Hoffman for this week's Word!

*Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it be correct to use this word in the following context.

My friends and I are an example of a manque generation of the 1970's.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

This seems an entirely appropriate use of "manque." It would also apply to some blog writers!

You have reminded me of the term "lost generation." Perhaps this will be used as a Tuesday's Word. It fits what seems to be a common mindset in those who felt confusion regarding the Vietnam War. Thanks!

Anonymous Doug Hoffman said...

Hey, YK. Sorry I don't come around more often. I rather like the idea of a "manque generation" ;)

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Yes, Doug, it seems a more fitting term!


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