August 25, 2006

Who is "Meander"?

Someone visited my blog after doing a Google for "who is meander".

"Meander" is not a person.

"Meander" is a verb.

To meander is to turn, wind or wander.

Me monk . . . but me meander.

Bad monk!

Bad English!


8 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

ha ha ha. Father, you are too funny!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

Da kine, Esther?

Eh, sista!

Howzit?

I no mo see Hawaii since 1970-tree
when my fadda retire da Navy.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

You Pidgin is exquisite Father ;-)
Happy Aloha Friday Brah...I mean Fah...da....

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Greg the Geologist said...

Geo note:

"Meander" comes to us from a river of that name in southwest Turkey (also called Menderes), that does pretty much what you'd expect. The river does meander, which is the source of the geological term "meandering stream". "Meander" is also a noun in scientific use, referring to a bend in such a stream or river.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Trubador said...

Great emoticon! (smilie)

:D

3:35 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

G. the G.

I'm glad you stopped by.

If I had been called upon to come up with an etymology for "meander" I would have corrupted everyone by guessing that "meander" comes from the Latin meare, meaning "to go" or "to pass"-- and that the Latin meare is the source for the Spanish mear, a coarse word meaning "to urinate."

4:28 PM  
Blogger CMinor said...

Maybe it was a misspelling--Menander was an ancient Athenian dramatist.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Too funny.

3:41 PM  

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