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Yoga Korunta

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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.

6 Comments:

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."

23:15  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

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

Mistaken interpretation can have unintended consequences.

00:16  
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.

14:49  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

1984. Will check. Thanks!

18:05  
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.

12:26  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Will do, Diva Jood!

13:56  

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