Tuesday, July 06, 2010


IMPARTIAL, adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions.

2010 Update: Symmetrically slanted.


quilly said...

IM-, prefix before

PAR, n. equality in value or standing; adj. average or normal

TI, n. the syllable for the seventh tone of a diatonic scale

AL, abbrev. artificial intelligence

IMPARTIAL, adj before the car dashboard had a higher range of notes than most operatic sopranos.

Thom said...

IMPARTIAL, adj. Jury. Is all fair in love and war?

~Karen said...

Quilly, I believe Thom has just declared another blog war.

Shall we listen to Wagner's "The Flight of the Valkyries" now?


Anonymous said...

my way
or the down the
highway you go


Omnipotent Poobah said...

impartial - That delicate quality that exists only in theory and never in reality.

TLP said...

True Poobah. I'm just about never impartial.

cooper said...

Blissfully ignorant of the facts, or fully funded.

~Karen said...

TLP, Be glad you're not at Susan of Stony River's blog. If you have a minute, read commentary on her 'Portrait of Words' post.

Unbelievable ...

Coop, the symmetrically slanted at this blog remain unimpressed with your effort.

tsduff said...

How can I be impartial, when I'm so partial? (and I don't mean the dental variety - bleah)!

Doug said...

Whew, Quilly. That was some note you reached.

Thom, and hamburger. All's fair in hamburger, too.

Karen, as far as I can tell, you're listening to Flight of The Valkyries all the time whether or not it's playing.

GB, sounds fair.

Sounds fair, Poobah.

TLP, nor should you be.

Ha, Cooper. Impartiality might be possible, but I don't believe in fully-funded.

Karen, I'm impressed with Cooper's efforts, but then I'm partial to her.

Terry, it just takes a degree.

quilly said...

Karen -- since you did address me, on my blog you apologized to Thom and promised to stop the harassment. On yesterday's post here you clarified the value of your promise.

Sorry, Thom has been a very good friend to me and I am not impartial.

~Karen said...

Quilly -- Now you listen here and you listen here good. You're lucky this entire airport has WiFi. As I mentioned at Thom's Place for Whatever, I'm using a netbook. Thom should remember that because it wasn't buffering his Seattle Lock link.

I don't believe I've spoken to Thom at your blog recently, have I?


Ariel the Thief said...

Is it correct to use Present Perfect with the word "recently" that refers to a timeframe? I have never completely figured out the correct use of Present Perfect, especially when after learning it in one way for a while, our teacher let us know that everything we learnt before was not so, we were only taught that way because we wouldn't have undertood anyway. Geez.

quilly said...

Karen -- July 3rd, 7:54 p.m., you wrote on my blog: I’m sorry Thom. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. It’s like Charlene said – It was a dense question.

Doug said...

It depends, Ariel. What's a present perfect?

Quilly and Karen, the nice thing about apologies is, if done correctly, they can end a conversation. That's my very favorite trait of apology.