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Word #1 [Jul. 27th, 2006|10:25 am]
Four Letter Words


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The very first word of the fortnight for Four Letter Words is know.

Dictionary definitions:
1. To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
2. To regard as true beyond doubt: I know she won't fail.
3. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in: knows how to cook.
4. To have fixed in the mind: knows her Latin verbs.
5. To have experience of: “a black stubble that had known no razor” (William Faulkner).
a)To perceive as familiar; recognize: I know that face.
b)To be acquainted with: He doesn't know his neighbors.
7. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct: knows right from wrong.
8. To discern the character or nature of: knew him for a liar.
9. Archaic. To have sexual intercourse with.

Definitions from dictionary.com.

I thiought this would be a fitting word for our first week, because knowledge is part of what this community is about.

Some relevant songs:

  • This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)- Taking Back Sunday

  • Know It's True- Evermore

  • I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself- The White Stripes

  • Know- System of a Down

  • Somewhere Only We Know- Keane

So, what about you?
What does "know" mean to you?
Is life a quest for knowledge? Do you wish you knew more...or less?
What are some songs, stories, movies, pictures or other things that reflect this theme in your opinion?

In other words, what do you know?

[User Picture]From: tanya_90
2006-07-27 11:58 am (UTC)
no problem :)

yeah, it IS sadly true :/
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[User Picture]From: sonni89
2006-07-27 11:59 am (UTC)
French: savoir

"know" is a very important word with an even more important meaning, in my opinion... To me it's always, the more I know, the happier I am. No matter what it is, if I learned something, I'm happy. (mostly).
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[User Picture]From: mimsicool
2006-07-27 12:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation!

I agree! I have a natural yearning to just know more about...everything. I need to know the "hows" and "whys" and all that about everything!
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