Sunday, July 09, 2006

This saying of Confucius needs a couple WODs,

"The true gentleman is conciliatory but not accommodating. The common man is accommodating but not conciliatory."

v. con·cil·i·at·ed, con·cil·i·at·ing, con·cil·i·ates
1. To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease.
2. To regain or try to regain (friendship or goodwill) by pleasant behavior.
3. To make or attempt to make compatible; reconcile.
To gain or try to gain someone's friendship or goodwill.

ac·com·mo·dat·ing adj. Helpful and obliging.

That seems wrong. I wonder if this will help:

v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates
1. To do a favor or service for; oblige.
2. To provide for; supply with.
3. To hold comfortably without crowding.
4. To make suitable; adapt.
5. To allow for; consider: an economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens.
6. To settle; reconcile.
1. To adapt oneself; become adjusted: It is never easy to accommodate to social change.
2. Physiology To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.

Drat! I guess I'll just have to contemplate this further.

And, so I don't forget, this lady's tagged me with a meme (OK, she's tagging everybody, not just me) I need to write about.

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