Friday, December 09, 2005

Words we rarely used before MIT

Okay, I want to start a list of words that I rarely or never used before starting at MIT (or that are simply used too much there).

Here is my start:
mitigate
innovate
deviate
(oo...this sounds like that INXS song...)
TV land
a priori (Paul B)
a posteriori (Paul B)
systems architecting (Yoav)

Seemed like this would be a good way to procrastinate from doing my sys arch principles, but that's all I can come up with for now. Oh well.

5 comments:

Aline said...

Interesting Blog! I enjoyed it!
God Bless!

paul b said...

Ilana,

Don't forget:

a priori
a posteriori

Ilana said...

Thanks, aline!

And thanks, Paul! The a priori one was the one I was trying to think of when I put "ad valorem."

Yoav said...

A posteriori? Who used that?

I'd add "systems architecting" to the list. As a bonus, "architecting" is not even an English word.

Mane the Mean said...

My list:

yay!
wow!
awesome!
you know like ...!

transit (instead of public transport)
take (as understanding of something)
case interview
managing the boss