Thursday, December 21, 2006

Jeezus -- what a geek.

I got excited because, at the age of forty-gazillion, I had never heard of "Parthian" as an adjective, and did not know of a "Parthain shot" [opting instead to use the common "parting shot" with which many of you may be more familiar . . . if you're like ignorant, geeky me. But I digress. . . .].

Parthian:

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Parthia or its people
*2 : relating to, being, or having the effect of a shot fired while in real or feigned retreat

Example sentence:
As a Parthian shot, she said that the other candidate simply did not understand the needs of the city's citizens.



Thanks to Merriam Webster for educating me . . .

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