Friday, April 17, 2009

Caveat


Caveat.


So, do you know the actual definition of this word?


Quick, before you look it up, reply to this post, and without reading anyone else's reply, write your own definition of the word "caveat."

Please do not be embarrassed to get this wrong. I want you to take a stab at it.

To loosen things up, I'll start off with an incorrect definition just so you won't be alone...

caveat - a French word meaning a small, hollow rock formation filled to the brim with fish eggs

There, now give it a go... (but really try)

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5 comments:

Ben said...

It's when you want to say something that explains why you're gonna say what you're gonna say. Or something like that. Dictionaries say it way better.

Oh hey, I heard your thesis defense went well. Congrats

Timmy Huynh said...

From the latin, I think it's a sort of warning. From my HS days, I remember the phrase "caveat emptor," which means let the buyer beware. Sort of like an "sold as is" clause. So caveat has to do with either the warning, or the buyer.

annie.marie.dimond. said...

i can't compete with mr. timmy. I was gonna say : "warning." but he said it so much more scholarly-like.

Kyle said...

ca-ve-at: an aside

BT said...

Timmy and Annie win.

caveat - a warning or caution; admonition.