Thursday, May 19, 2011

eo ipso



eo ipso [ˈeɪoʊ ˈɪpsoʊ] advb. phr.

1.) By that very act (or quality); through that alone; thereby (Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Edition).

Etymology: Latin, ablative of id ipsum, that (thing) itself.

"It is part of the definitions of a soldier or a servant that they have certain duties; a servant who acts contrary to his master's wishes or interests is eo ipso a bad servant, and a soldier whose conduct is conducive to the losing of wars by his side is eo ipso a bad soldier" (Theories of Ethics, Philippa Foot, 1968).
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Dear readers, MA will be taking a short break for the next few days because my parents are visiting from the States and we're embarking on a whirlwind tour of Britain. Don't worry, though, I'll be blogging your faces off when I get back!

39 comments:

Dejch said...

Okey, have fun.

Colin Biano said...
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Drake Sigar said...

Have fun. Don't go through Slough.

G said...

Enjoy your whirlwind tour of the UK...if you stop by Wales say hi :)

Kait Lisbeth said...

I like!

Zombie said...

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
sayin
AAYYYY OHHHH ipso!!

JayJay said...

I always wondered what this word meant. I had a vague idea but now I know. Many thanks. Oh have a great trip. If you go to Bath there is a really good sweet shop that sells amazing fudge. Enjoy.

Melanie said...

have fun...look forward to reading soon!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your parents' visit!

Mercurio said...

Enjoy your trip!

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

Have a great time!

And I totally needed that word. Sounds classy. (:

Kristin H said...

Have a great trip... good it is not Eo ipso...:)

Fang said...

Oh boy, Latin~

Liz Fichera said...

Safe travels!

Sick by Trend said...

Enjoy a lot with your parents on your britain tour :D For sure it will be fantastic!

hugs

Have a nice weekend :)

www.sickbytrend.com

WanderingWriter said...

Have fun with your parents.

jamiesaur said...

Have fun. cool word. 8D

Malkavian said...

Ok enjoy my friend. Good Journey

Dave said...

Great word that. Cheers.

Necroticism said...

I knew "ipso facto" but not this one, I'm gonna use it :>

DEZMOND said...

oooh, hope the parents are bringing some lovely presents from US with them :)

Alexandra said...

have fun- dont keep us waiting too long ;-P

HiFi said...

Interesting word, and good luck with the parents!

Admin said...

Great post. I find this kind of stuff crazy interesting.

Intraman said...

great! enjoy your holidays

Kristina P. said...

Have an enceinte time!

shari said...

Have a blast! My sister was just visiting me, and of course, I was NOT on the computer during that time!

Hope you all have fun! I love Avebury... so beautiful with all the horses on the hills and the Stonehenges (multiple) and barrows and mysticism. Love it!

ChaCha said...

Hope you had fun with your parents!

MRanthrope said...

enjoy your break sir.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Now that I'm back, the wordsmith is gone? I need new words!

Hurry back soon. I need to keep up the illusion that I'm smarter than I really am by expanding my vocabulary.

Chris Phillips said...

Hope your break is going well.

Patti D. said...

Very cool word, thanks for the post.

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Sick by Trend said...

ey!!! how is going your break?

xx

www.sickbytrend.com

The Tame Lion said...

Whirlwind tour of Britain! Fantastic!
I wish I could join......

Z said...

You should come to States and visit NYC! Meet me!

Sean said...

Hope you have an awesome trip

Angela Felsted said...

What fun to show your parents around. Have a good time!

Rob said...

That's a crazy word, have some safe travels!

Biff Tanner said...

Good times!

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