"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 13 November 2009

Scholium

 
A scholium is a marginal note written by a scholiast (a commentator on ancient or classical literature) ; a note added to a text as an explanation, criticism or commentary; a note added to a proof as amplification.
 

2 comments:

  1. In that case I scholiumed today!

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  2. Well done, Ian. I bet you don't do that every day!

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