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Postby KatyBr » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:45 pm

This time of year we here in the US make what we call New Years resolutions, where we declare that we will attempt to change something about ourselves, but resolution has many Other definitions.

res·o·lu·tion (rz-lshn)
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.
4. A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the U.S. Congress.
5. Physics & Chemistry The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts: the prismatic resolution of sunlight into its spectral colors.
6. The fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image, as on a video display terminal.
7. Medicine The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or an inflammation.
8. Law A court decision.
a. An explanation, as of a problem or puzzle; a solution.
b. The part of a literary work in which the complications of the plot are resolved or simplified.
10. Music
a. The progression of a dissonant tone or chord to a consonant tone or chord.
b. The tone or chord to which such a progression is made.
11. The substitution of one metrical unit for another, especially the substitution of two short syllables for one long syllable in quantitative verse

Now I have listed for your enjoyment a few sample resolutions:

stop smoking

lose weight

Make more money... and a few more relevant:

I will stop checking my e-mail at 3:00 in the morning ... 4:30 is much more practical.

When I hear a funny joke I will not reply, "LOL... LOL!"

I will stop sending e-mail, ICQ, Instant Messages and be on the phone at the same time with the same person.

I will try to figure out why I really need 9 e-mail addresses.

I will answer my snail mail with the same enthusiasm I answer e-mail.

When I subscribe to a newsgroup or mailing list, I will read all the mail I get from it.

I resolve to back up my new 400 GB hard drive daily... well, once a week... monthly, perhaps...

I will spend less than five hours a day on the Internet.

I will read the manual... just as soon as I can find it.


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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:43 pm

Be it resolved :

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It is the sense of this Agora, that Katy's suggestion is to be chosen as GWotD, in the not-too-distant future.

The Ayes have it !...


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