"we [sic] were not made to live like beasts but to follow knowledge and truth.." [sic ]
These lines from Dante appear in countless online quotation banks, though Alquilar substitutes "knowledge and truth" for the customary "virtue and knowledge".
In the original: fatti non foste a viver come bruti, ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza. By virtue, Dante meant manly virtue - John Ciardi translates virtute e canoscenza as "manhood and recognition".
Dante did not intend this to be one of those little inspirational tidbits that people cut out and paste on things. The words are spoken by Ulysses in Hell (Inferno, Canto XXVI) as he describes how he exhorted his men before leading them to their doom.
"Couldn't spell 'Shakespeare'" is a rather poor example, as, famously, neither could Shakespeare.
So it is said, but we don't live in that space/time but in this one, Einestine.
A contemprary of Van Den Puup, no doubt. [ See the Elite Designers against IKEA] I suspect, however, that www.elitedesigners.org is intended to be satire, while $40,000 art projects at public expense are not.
Einestine? Oh, you mean Ahskar. Or was it Osker? Maybe Oscirr? Oh the heck with it - call him Mr. Pedant.
...and Taranto will be delighted that you worked "kerfuffle" in there.
Ah, I'd forgotten about that. No, wait, I lied. I hadn't forgotten. In fact, it it wasn't for Taranto I wouldn't have had that wonderful word come to mind.
Personally, I'm hoping to do for "philtrum" what Taranto has done for "kerfuffle," but I can't figure out how to work it in as often.
I give up. What does "philtrum" mean?
It is the groove in the middle of the face that runs from the bottom of the nose to the top of the lips
Philtrum would seem to be a word of limited usage. It will be interesting to see how you set about popularizing it.