Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: \ˈa-lə-ˌbī\
Function: noun
Date: 1743
Etymology: Latin, elsewhere, from alius

1: the plea of having been at the time of the commission of an act elsewhere than at the place of commission ; also : the fact or state of having been elsewhere at the time
2: an excuse usually intended to avert blame or punishment (as for failure or negligence)

"What I want above all is to destroy the idea of culture. Culture is an alibi of imperialism. There is a Ministry of War. There is a Ministry of Culture. Therefore, culture is war."

— Jean-Luc Godard

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