Tuesday, September 4, 2007

By Definition

I have a co-worker who insists on referring to me as "Chrisequious". I'm not sure if it is a reference to him thinking me a suck-up or merely my penchant for using big words, but either way, I do not take it as a compliment.

Main Entry: ob·se·qui·ous
Pronunciation: &b-'sE-kwE-&s, äb-
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, compliant, from Latin obsequiosus, from obsequium compliance, from obsequi to comply, from ob- toward + sequi to follow -- more at OB-, SUE: marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

So, starting now, I'm reclaiming chrisequious. Fawning attentiveness can be a good thing, if aimed in the right direction. My life, for example - I think I could pay closer attention...

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