mardi, novembre 15, 2011


What is it about this word that everyone suddenly wants to use it?

I have seen it three times today.

existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.

"We (the indivisible divinity that works in us) have dreamed the world. We have dreamed it resistant, mysterious, visible, ubiquitous in space and firm in time, but we have allowed slight, and eternal, bits of the irrational to form part of its architecture so as to know that it is false. "

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), Argentinian author. "Avatars of the Tortoise" ["Avatares de la tortuga"], Discussion [Discusión] (1932).

Now what does that quote mean? Sounds like it came straight from Matrix. Anyone?

Well, I certainly would not want to use it. Ubiquitous. Unnecessarily, I mean.

4 commentaires:

Sir Pök Déng a dit…


I typed out the same word yesterday! I was writing about a favourite drink of mine whose existence "ubiquitous it is not" I claimed. However, without hesitation I deleted the whole draft because I didn't find the outcome interesting. Maybe I should write it again.

Cat-from-Sydney a dit…

Aunty Ninot,
It's only used by writers who think their readers have a hefty dictionary nearby, so my Mama says. know how frank she can be. purrr....meow!

ninotaziz a dit…

Okay Sir Pokdeng...I admit. I am a mind reader, clairvoyant. And I have my clairvoyant radar on you.

ninotaziz a dit…

Dear Angelina,
Your Mama and I don't always agree with each other. But today we do! Ubiquitous. Sheesh!

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