[lit-ideas] Re: Presumptions

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:06:45 +0100

Obviously it would be presumptous to say anything about this.


On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 10:15 PM, Redacted sender Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx for
DMARC <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In a message dated 2/10/2015 3:21:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx uses the Oxford comma, and writes in
> "Truth,  Justice,
> and the American Way":
> I would sure hate to get all worked up only  to realize that what I was all
> worked up over was just mis-presumption on my  part
> Presumably, you are right. I mean, you would sure hate that.
> On the other hand, if there was something the Romans had but the Greeks
> didn't is 'præsumptiones', but as Palma would have, it, 'nothing to be
> presumptuous about, you know'.
> Cheers,
> Speranza
> presumption:
> mid-13c., "seizure and occupation without right," also "taking upon
> oneself more than is warranted," from Old French presumcion (12c., Modern
> French
> présomption) and directly from Late Latin praesumptionem (nominative
> praesumptio) "confidence, audacity," in classical Latin, "a taking for
> granted,
> anticipation," noun of action from past participle stem ofpraesumere "to
> take
>  beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + sumere "to take" (see exempt
> (adj.)). In English, the meaning "the taking of something for granted" is
> attested from c.1300. Presumptuous preserves the older sense.
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