Monday, December 24, 2007

Quixotica ...


My first post. I'm going to cry. Not really.

Quixotica is a recent writing project I have decided to start for 2008. If there is anything I enjoy unequivocally, it is the clever turn of a phrase. Nearly every day, it seems I encounter a situation, circumstance or occurrence that that needs a name, ... but lacks the appropriate (and unique) word or phrase to describe it.

Inspired by the legendary Don Quixote de la Mancha (and his sidekick Sancho Panza), this blog is devoted to the creation of new words and phrases, ... the chasing of word windmills.

quix·ot·ic (kwĭk-sŏt'ĭk) Pronunciation Key adj.

Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality.

Capricious; impulsive: "At worst his scruples must have been quixotic, not malicious"
Another Definition (from HyperDictionary.Com):

[adj] -- not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic;

"as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"

"a romantic disregard for money"

"a wild-eyed dream of a world state"

Synonyms: impractical, romantic, wild-eyed

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

\Quix*ot"ic\, a.

Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly
chivalric; apt to be deluded.

"Feats of quixotic gallantry.'' --Prescott.

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