Posted by Bob on December 31, 2004
In Reply to: The way posted by Li Yar on December 30, 2004
: : : : What does this phrase mean: he has his way with words/colors,etc.?
: : : 5b -- Merriam-Webster.
: : : 5 a : characteristic, regular, or habitual manner or mode of being, behaving, or happening Knows nothing of the ways of women. b : ability to get along well or perform well. She has a way with kids. A way with words.
: : It's an ability, often natural rather than from training, to do something well.
: : A way with words; can express things well in writing or speech.
: : A way with kids; can establish a good relationship with children.
: : Not to be confused with 'got away with' meaning escaped without punishment.
: : He got away with murder.
: a 'way' suggests a route through to success -to be in a mind-set - 'do' in Japanese, as opposed to merely having the technique 'jutsu'/'jitsu'.
: ju-do / ju-jitsu (some spell it jutsu)
: ken-do / ken-jitsu
: bu-do, karate-do etc
Help me out. I'm a little unclear on the concept. Do I study jujitsu (to learn technique) so that I can know judo (the way)? The two words had always blurred together for me because I see storefront schools advertising each. (And dictionary.com, usually reliable, fumbles this one.)