Friday, October 28, 2005

Guilty of Esquivalience

esquivalience—n. the willful avoidance of one’s official responsibilities . . . late 19th cent.: perhaps from French esquiver, “dodge, slink away.”

That's my new word of the day.

Even though it isn't a real word.

I came across an article at the New Yorker (don't laugh, I wouldn't have picked one up or read it online had I known that's where it was from before I read the article) and it's pretty interesting. Basically it says that dictionary publishers put in fake entries in order to protect their copyright, if the entry turned up in a competitors listings, they'd know it was ripped off.

Pretty interesting reading from a fluff magazine.

1 Comments:

Blogger Midnite Raven said...

Faketude or not, I like it. It may be a fluff magazine but they've got rather humorous cartoons.

October 28, 2005 1:44 PM  

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