from Latin salax
I don't know how to use the new etymology template :?
forgot to sign.
126.96.36.199 07:02, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
- Thank you DCDuring, I had a look at the etymology you added, the "etyl" tag makes sense. On the other hand the "term" tag syntax seems bizarre to me. Off to do some reading about "term"
- I'm on dynamic IP so my IP will be a bit different.
- 188.8.131.52 09:10, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Does anyone else find definition 3 redundant?ZFT 03:44, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
- Yes it is. Thanks. I should have probably thought of this before putting it on WOTD. —Internoob 04:07, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Citation is complicated/unreliableEdit
Added definition 3 after reading this quote: "It seems hardly likely that we are even to-day so lukewarm in our interest in letters or serious discussion as to be content to reduce our treatment of sex to the standard of a child's library in the supposed interest of a salacious few, or that shame will for long prevent us from adequate portrayal of some of the most serious and beautiful sides of human nature" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_Hand#Federal_judge. I'm not sure how to go about citing this, or whether it should even be included. - Engwikier (talk) 05:08, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
- I think you've completely misunderstood the quote, I'm afraid. Also, Wikipedia can't be used as a citation; see WT:ATTEST. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:11, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
So when Hand refers to the "salacious few", would you say that he is referring to the conservatives that don't want the sexual material published (and thus he is implying that their concern stems from a repressed salaciousness), or is he referring to others whose salacious tendencies are in danger of being triggered/exacerbated by the material? - Engwikier (talk) 05:40, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
- The latter (i.e. definition 2). 05:51, 28 December 2012 (UTC)