s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Advice

Monday, February 16, 2009


Buying qat* qua† tobacco in the suq‡ is bad qi**.

*qat - A type of plant which behaves as a stimulant when chewed or brewed. Also spelled "khat," "kat," etc.

†qua - Latin for "in the capacity of"

‡suq - A bazaar or commercial district in the Arabic world. Also spelled "souq," "souk," etc.

**qi - In Chinese philosophy, the underlying life force in all things, believed to cause bad health if not properly balanced. Apparently the plural is "qis," although I don't see how a non-count noun can have a plural. Also spelled "chi," "ch'i," etc.

(This entry was brought to you by the letter Q, which is worth 10 points in Scrabble.)


At February 16, 2009 6:40 PM, Blogger Tianna said...

I ... have no response to that. Except "wow".

At February 18, 2009 2:18 PM, Blogger Melyngoch said...

I didn't know "saq". That will be useful in anagrams.

At February 18, 2009 4:34 PM, Blogger Katya said...

Indeed! (But it's "suq," not "saq.")


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