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Re: Word of Today

drift

rigor

Two excellent concepts, I have just had debates where we used those in opposition..it seems to define a guiding strategy for processing theories, the question is do we need both (I personally think so)?

Why do some think drifting results in more creativity and is only possible if stirring away from too much stiffening rigor?

Why do others support rigor only and take the quite poetic drifiting as a mere lack of discipline in processing data? I don't really believe in an idea of reinventing a wheel, btw, if that could happen when ignoring rigor and stepping in waters that were already well covered. Every single reinventing is new.

I was never a big fan of Derrida, voila, as a saying goes - "take the biggest piece of bread you've always pushed away". Buh.
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Old 07.08.2014, 23:28
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drift

rigor

Two excellent concepts, I have just had debates where we used those in opposition..it seems to define a guiding strategy for processing theories, the question is do we need both (I personally think so)?

Why do some think drifting results in more creativity and is only possible if stirring away from too much stiffening rigor?

Why do others support rigor only and take the quite poetic drifiting as a mere lack of discipline in processing data? I don't really believe in an idea of reinventing a wheel, btw, if that could happen when ignoring rigor and stepping in waters that were already well covered. Every single reinventing is new.

I was never a big fan of Derrida, voila, as a saying goes - "take the biggest piece of bread you've always pushed away". Buh.
I think because of the following:
*Nobody is absolutely 1 or the other, but to try to argue someone is "too much X" means you then open yourself up to having to define what the right balance is, and
*Balance is variable per person and per perspective
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Re: Word of Today

error prediction
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Re: Word of Today

pannick

sensitivity

indulgence

kindness

All in the same day.
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That sounds like a great day. Like life itself.

I think I am going to rollerblade. So momentum. For the moment.
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wisdom, dignity, acceptance, love, quiet, quiescence, serenity, .... life
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Superfluous
Gregarious
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Discipline.

Horizon.
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Grrr. Don't get my started about that bloody Cablecom box.
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Ok, calling all the word geeks - state a word, that stayed in your mind lately, that you haven't used for a while, or rediscovered..

I'll start

Roughhousing

Is there a French equivalent, by the way?
Have been trying for a few decades to find a proper equivalent for the British English 'bullying'- have discussed with many anglo-French experts again and again- but nothing is a true equivalent which encompasses all forms of the term. Chahuter, brigander, brimer, arnaquer- lots of words in French but not one 'all encompassing term'. Same for a 'bully'.
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Re: Word of Today

I would say that having a good term helps with tackling it down.

I have a feeling it will be the English term that will finally get accepted when people are ready to accept the severity of bullying and its quirks and distinctions from other type of aggressive behavior.

Tenacity. I am pushing out mental work, it is gratifying but tiring. Just wish I had the time for some simple joys.
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Re: Word of Today

delirium tremens
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Re: Word of Today

Unpredictable.

It is good for us. It is also fun to realize something unpredictable could seem so predictable to somebody else.

Scales.

I don't think we think in them.
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Re: Word of Today

quiet
I can hear the silence

studious
It saves me
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