A renowned philosopher was held in high regard by his driver, who listened in awe at every speech while his boss would easily answer questions about morality and ethics.
Then one day the driver approached the philosopher and asked if he was willing to switch roles for the evening"s lecture.
The philosopher agreed and, for a while, the driver handled himself remarkably well.
When it came time for questions from the guests, a woman in the back asked,
"Is the epistemological view of the universe still valid in an existentialist world?"
"That is an extremely simple question," he responded. "So simple, in fact, that even my driver could answer that, which is exactly what he will do."
—adj. Irish or highland gaelic. —n. The gaelic language. [early scots form of *irish]
v. (-ies, -ied) catch sight of. [french: related to *spy]
v. - a reproduce (a picture etc.) By engraving it on a metal plate with acid (esp. To print copies). B engrave (a plate) in this way.
- practise this craft.
- (foll. By on, upon) impress deeply (esp. On the mind). etcher n. [dutch etsen]
suffix forming nouns meaning: 1 small (kitchenette).
- imitation or substitute (flannelette).
- female (usherette). [french]
comb. Form europe, european. [abbreviation]
chance n. Equal chance of success or failure.
- money n. Betting odds offering the gambler the chance of winning the amount staked.
- —adj. (evener, evenest) 1 level; smooth.
- a uniform in quality; constant. B equal in amount or value etc. C equally balanced.
- (of a person's temper etc.) Equable, calm.
- a (of a number) divisible by two without a remainder. B bearing such a number (no parking on even dates). C not involving fractions; exact (in even dozens). —adv. - inviting comparison of the assertion, negation, etc., with an implied one that is less strong or remarkable (never even opened [let alone read] the letter; ran even faster [not just as fast as before]).
- introducing an extreme case (even you must realize it). —v. (often foll. By up) make or become even. even now 1 now as well as before.
- at this very moment. Even so nevertheless. Even though despite the fact that. Get (or be) even with have one's revenge on. evenly adv. Evenness n. [old english]
- n. Poet. Evening. [old english]
adv. - at all times; always (ever hopeful; ever after).
- at any time (have you ever smoked?; nothing ever happens).
- (used for emphasis) in any way; at all (how ever did you do it?).
- (in comb.) Constantly (ever-present).
- (foll. By so, such) colloq. Very; very much (ever so easy; thanks ever so). did you ever? Colloq. Did you ever hear or see the like? Ever since throughout the period since. [old english]