Monday, March 29, 2010


Gnomic: Gnomic, gnome, and gnostic all share the same etymology: a Greek root for knowledge. So how did gnome become little magical people, gnostic become a mystical religious movement, and gnomic become an aphorism, brief and opaque?
There pronouncements are characteristically gnomic and rigorous; to the average confused female they musty seem terrifying.
A Book for Today: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

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