[clug] Getting to LCA 2007 - anyone driving up?

Paul Wayper paul.wayper at anu.edu.au
Wed Jan 3 00:42:20 GMT 2007

steve at nerdvana.org.au wrote:
> otiose
> –adjective
> 1. being at leisure; idle; indolent.
> 2. ineffective or futile.
> 3. superfluous or useless.
> so he's either staying around to be useless, ineffective or idle.
My reasons for not mentioning why I don't need a lift back are
superfluous to the discussion. That's the sense I'm using it in. I can
see that it might be interpreted as "My reason for not needing a lift
back is that I'm shiftless and superfluous", but in that case I would
have said "by reason of my otiosity".

So there. :-)


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