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Re: Peccadillo

Posted by R. Berg on March 07, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Schediasma posted by ESC on March 07, 2002

: : Here in the USA, Mr. Bush is attempting to stuff the courts with a Mr. Pickering who is a way off there in right wingmanship.
: : This Mr. Pickering on CNN the other eve after he was asked about a few of his past actions and letters that are clearly racist defended his views by stating that they were said/done many years ago and were nothing but a "schediasma".

: : "Schediasma" is Greek---schediasma, -atos ("caprice, something
: : done off-hand")

: : The word flowed into Rome and was frequently used by Cicero who was a writer--some say gossip columnist--for some saucy tabloids back then.

: : Mr. Pickering, Dont attempt to fool us!

: :
: : Main Entry: pre·tense
: :
: : Function: noun
: :
: : 1 : a claim made or implied; especially : one not supported by fact
: : 2 a : mere ostentation : PRETENTIOUSNESS b : a pretentious act or
: : assertion
: : 3 : an inadequate or insincere attempt to attain a certain condition or
: : quality
: : 4 : professed rather than real intention or purpose : PRETEXT
: : 5 : MAKE-BELIEVE, FICTION
: : 6 : false show : SIMULATION

: It was a mere peccadillo.

Peccadillo? Wouldn't that be more strongly associated with the Clinton administration?