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specious

Postby William Hupy » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:45 am

Okay, I am trying to keep an open mind about his. Latin had "specere", which meant to look at, behold, to see. I think I understand the transition to SPECIOUS, as a specious argument originally looks good, but I am danged if I can understand how to get from "specere" to species.
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Re: specious

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:30 am

A way of looking at something? I enjoy playing with the concept of altering taxonomies.

I have wondered why money can be called specie.
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Re: specious

Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:47 pm

In the Roman Catholic Mass, the bread and wine are called the Eucharistic species. For years only the priest took the wine giving each communicant the bread. Now it can be either way. Most Christian churches give bread and wine to the communicants during communion. The Salvation Army (Yes it is a Christian Denomination) for some reason has no ordinances or sacraments.
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