Thursday, November 17, 2005

Also...

Has anyone wondered about 'Try'?

The etymology is this: Anglo-French trier to choose, sort, ascertain, examine judicially, from Old French, to choose, sort.

Also its more or less the intention to do something, or the lack of it. When try comes in, one has to be prepared for the eventuality of the task not happening as well. Or it also means an attempt, endeavour, effort..

But like maybe some more verbs, this is something which will not have a physical activity/action to demonstrate 'try'. This would be a toughie in Dumb Charades. Will you be able to convey " I am trying to read" Or "I am trying to give you the key".

Moral of the Story: Dont try, Do. If you can't do it, say that you can't. :)

7 comments:

TamilPonnu said...

everyone CAN, just DON'T want to do it.

Janus said...

rite on... seems like good advice... i'll keep it in mind... oh yeah I'm listening to you on my I-Pod right now... :)

Marc said...

Hmm..Some research going on here??
But really interesting when u bring it up...makes me sit back and think.

Vanathi said...

Good attitude...

Darth Seid - The Master said...

The first thing that comes to my mind is Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back: "Try not. Do or do not. There is no try."

Prabz said...

ye.. i will TRY to keep that in mind.. :D

narayanan said...

This would be a toughie in Dumb Charades.

Would'nt it be easier to mime 'fry' and show sounds like ? Its tough to mime is directly though. Easier if it was a part of a sentence :)

-narayanan