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jacquelinew commented on the word hortatory
Star of a Classical Greek class joke:
Here we have the hortatory or "garden variety" subjunctive, which can often be translated as "let us."
(get it? let us - lettuce)
January 20, 2007
jacquelinew commented on the word soliton
I first came across this word when researching for a paper on optical sensors. I came across a book in the library titled "Optical Solutions" or at least that's how I read it, and I assumed a big book on optical solutions must have a section on sensors! It took several minutes of increasingly confused attempts to find said section before I took a good look at the word "solution" and realized that it actually said "soliton." Sadly, the book did not feature any optical soliton based sensors...
January 19, 2007
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