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Yoga Korunta

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Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

11 July 2006

Tuesday's Word: context

Main Entry: con·text
Pronunciation: 'kän-"tekst
Function: nounEtymology: Middle English, weaving together of words, from Latin contextus connection of words, coherence, from contexere to weave together, from com- + texere to weave -- more at TECHNICAL
1 : the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning
2 : the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs : ENVIRONMENT, SETTING - con·text·less /-"tekst-l&s/ adjective
- con·tex·tu·al /kän-'teks-ch&-w&l, k&n-, -ch&l, -chü-&l/ adjective
- con·tex·tu·al·ly adverb

Interpretation is easily mistaken.


Blogger Crabbi said...

Context is critical, no?

Did you catch Dr. Dictionary's word of the day for 7/6? That's W's birthday, and the word was "hubris."

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Did not know of Dr. Dictionary; how appropriate for a sociopath.

Mistaken interpretation can have unintended consequences.

Blogger DivaJood said...

Interpretation is not the same as putting a spin on things. Great editorial in today's LA Times, which I've linked to about how Shruba and company are rewriting truth.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

1984. Will check. Thanks!

Blogger DivaJood said...

Yoga, my computer crashed, and I lost your email. I'm on my laptop but all my emails are lost. So, just letting you know -- you can resend, and I'll get through webmail.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Will do, Diva Jood!


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