Posted by Word Camel on March 07, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Peccadillo posted by R. Berg 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?
That was a pecadillo circus.
(shoot me now)