tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quote-Unquote: Aravind Adiga

"Even the writer of the truth should not know the truth entirely. Every word, upon being written, is like the full moon, and daily it wanes, and then passes entirely into obscurity. That is the way of all things."
--Aravind Adiga, Between the Assassinations, 2009, p.136.

(Context: My current leisure reading. On a related note, the Quote-Unquote nook of this blog tips its hat to D.B. Scott at the Canadian Magazines blog. And with the National Magazine Awards coming up next week, this blogger misses Canadians and their magazines more than ever!)

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