You have the right to be wrong

Thought of the day, from the A Word A Day (AWAD) email. AWAD is also available on Droid as an app titled Mensa Word of the Day. Opening the app gives you the full etymology and usage portions from the email, or choose the widget, which places just the word and brief definition on your screen. iPhone has a Word of the Day app, but I was unable to determine whether it draws from the same source.

Today’s quote:
There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
-Pierre Bayle, philosopher and writer (1647-1706)

Deciding whether a thought is applied rightly, and deciding who decides whether a thought is applied rightly, is the tricky part.

About Verla

Wordfreak. Retired private investigator and Spanish court interpreter. Erstwhile librarian. Texan by birth, cheesehead by upbringing, latina by soul, in New Mexico by choice. Lover of things purple. Passionate participant in the Librivox audiobook recording project. We record books that are in the public domain in the U.S. The recordings are then placed in the public domain themselves.
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