Re: **skivvies**

From: Jim Beale (
Date: Wed Apr 01 1998 - 08:29:58 EST

At 5:30 AM -0600 3/31/98, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

>As I recall, I'm the one who renewed the SKIOUROS thing, which went on to
>the etymology of "eschew" and "skivvies" in assorted versions from
>different continents. Now we know the whole story of how the original
>"squirrels in the attic" things started a couple years ago, and I
>appreciate it. I think it's been fun; I don't think any theological toes
>have been burned, and while some may say, with some reason, that it's much
>ado about nothing, let's call it a contribution to Bonhomie on the list.


Here's a condensation:


PD> And by right talent and understanding he should weigh. Indeed!

JB> That's not what I meant to say!! I thought I wrote:
JB> and cleverness and wit will be weighed on scales

PD> Well, I'll give you the future middle, but it sure did look like an
PD> aorist subjunctive. Regardless, it is 3rd person singular, so "he" or
PD> "it" is the subject. So, it might better be rendered:
PD> and he shall weigh with a measure of wit (the right side [of the brain])
PD> and understanding

Why can't the nominatives "DEXIOTHS KAI NOOS" be the subject?


   The good man does not grieve that other people
   do not recognize his merits. His only anxiety
   is lest he should fail to recognize theirs.
   -- Confucius

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