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Mar 22, 2016
This week’s theme
Words with unusual plurals

This week’s words
bema
quale
starets
genus
paries

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quale

PRONUNCIATION:
(KWA-lee, -lay)
plural qualia

MEANING:
noun: A quality or property as perceived by a person: a subjective experience.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin qualis (or what kind). Earliest documented use: 1654.

USAGE:
“But one cannot convey to the stereo-blind what stereopsis is like; the subjective quality, the quale, of stereopsis is unique and no less remarkable than that of color.”
Oliver Sacks; Stereo Sue; New Yorker; Jun 19, 2006.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot. -Derek Bok, lawyer and educator (b. 22 Mar 1930)

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