Saturday, October 11, 2008

Word of the Day - Vicarious

Webster's says:

vicarious

Pronunciation:
\vī-ˈker-ē-əs, və-\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
Latin vicarius, from vicis change, alternation, stead — more at week
Date:
1637

1 a
: serving instead of someone or something else b: that has been delegated vicarious authority>
2
: performed or suffered by one person as a substitute for another or to the benefit or advantage of another
3
: experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of another
4
: occurring in an unexpected or abnormal part of the body instead of the usual one <vicarious menstruation manifested by bleeding from the nose>
vi·car·i·ous·ly adverb
vi·car·i·ous·ness noun


I am not speaking of you, dear reader, only of myself. Lectronic Latitude has an article about a young man with dreams similar to my own. He has recently traded his yacht for a slow boat to China. Ronnie's website is here.

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