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S. sociologist Classical words and Myths ♦ COMPLEXITY agon (Grk) (AG-ohn) clash, fight, contest overseas phrases and words Jokes, tales and Anecdotes grottesca (Ita) (gro-TESS-kah) ornament with hu mans and animals intertwined in foliage; problematic tangle hunters wheeled round to stand a undergo. One hunter flippantly sat down, took off his boots, and started seventy four The Wit's word list indebrouillable (Fra) (aan-day-broo-yabl) can't be un disheveled, inexplicable 'To have nice poets, there needs to be nice audiences, too. " WalHer] Whitman (1819-1892), U. S. poet and author, Notes Left Over, "Ventures on an previous subject" Quotations "It is kind of a three-pipe challenge, Classical words and Myths and that i teg that you just will not communicate to me for 50 minutes/' felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas (Lat) * (FAY-lix kwee POT-u-it REHR-um kog-NOS-ker-e KOW-sas) lucky is the fellow who is familiar with the motives of items Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), "Red-Headed League" ♦ COMPREHENSIBILJTY ♦ computing device Quotations "I have suffered from being mis understood, yet i'd have suf fered a hell- of much more if I were understood. " Quotations 'To err is human yet to truly foul issues up calls for a working laptop or computer. " Clarence Seward Darrow (1857-1938), U. S. attorney nameless, Fanners' Almanac for 1978 (2977), "Capsules of knowledge" "Nowadays to be intelligible is to be figured out. " Jokes, tales and Anecdotes Oscar [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills] Wilde (1854-1900), British playwright, author and wit in the course of WWII, famous mathemati cian John von Neumann, an incur- an digital "brain" that he l. a. beled a Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrater, and Com puter. It took a number of days prior to scientists discovered that the 1st allow ters of die computer's identify spelled ♦ COMPREHENSION Quotations "The cause you do not comprehend me is simply because i am talkin' to you in English and you are listenin' in Dingbat. " MANIAC. John von Neumann (1903-1957), U. S. mathematician "All within the Family/' Nineteen Seventies tv application, Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) to his spouse Edith (Jean Stapleton) ♦ CONCEALMENT "Anyone who isn't really careworn does not reallyunderstandthesituation. " Quotations "Keep up appearances; there lies the attempt; Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), US. broadcaster, commenting on Vietnam seventy five The final Reference e-book him in felony and bemoaned the ju ry's condemnation, Socrates acknowledged to her consolingly, 'They are by way of their nature additionally condemned. " Xantippe, unmoved, cried, "But the condem country is unjust! " answered Socrates, "Would you wish it to be simply? " the area will supply thee credits for the remainder. Outward, be reasonable, although foul inside; Sin if thou wilt, yet then in mystery sin. " Charles Churchill (1731-1764), British poet, evening, /. 311 Socrates (469 B. c-399 b. c), Greek thinker Classical words and Myths Jokes, tales and Anecdotes apocrypha (Grk) (ap-O-kri-fah) lit: issues which •have been hidden; secrets and techniques, hidden issues (especially expunged Scrip ture) as a result of his infamous indiscre tions whereas Prince of Wales, Ed ward VII used to be excluded through his mom, Queen Victoria, from lively participation in political beliefs.