Archive for January, 2007

haecceity

Monday, January 8th, 2007

While looking up a word in the dictionary to improve my Scrabble score, I came across a word I hadn’t seen before: haecceity (hek’si:ɪtɪ). It’s the word to describe an object’s essence, or thisness, which makes it distinguishable from other similar objects.

What a wonderful word! And I never would have found it if I’d just looked up the spelling of the word I wanted on-line. Long live paper dictionaries!

Under the Tuscan Sun

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Watched this on DVD again tonight.  Another one with a “if you build it they will come” sort of message, which I think I have more respect for than I used to.  Lindsay Duncan’s character was entertaining with her bits of advice and philosophy.