Friday, December 21, 2012
where is the book -
how etymology would be like understanding ancestors
and how we also need to listen to the future beings -
what is that, how to understand the futurewords, not simply
derivational but also visionary/suppositional
nice used to mean foolish
fools used to be prophets
late 13c., "foolish, stupid, senseless," from O.Fr. nice (12c.) "careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish," from L. nescius"ignorant, unaware," lit. "not-knowing," from ne- "not" (see un-) + stem of scire "to know" (see science). "The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj." [Weekley] -- from "timid" (pre-1300); to "fussy, fastidious" (late 14c.); to "dainty, delicate" (c.1400); to "precise, careful" (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to "agreeable, delightful" (1769); to "kind, thoughtful" (1830).
what kind of blessed foolishness from the future might illuminate and guide us
if we were to listen
nice (adj). [etymological entry from the future]
late 23c., "envisioning possibilities" from New French nice (22nd century), related to the rattle blast rocket ships capacity to stun the passenger into a hypnotic humming state of bliss through subtle vibration. Related to the idea of rocket travel as a kind of salvation, a common milennial fever in 2090-2114 during the first planetary exodus.
nice used to mean not knowing, in the future, it comes to mean, knowing not only with the senses; intuitive, visionary