Wednesday, October 8, 2008



Etymology: Middle English suspecioun, from
Anglo-French, from Latin suspicion-, suspicio, from suspicere
to suspect

1 a: the act or an instance of suspecting something
wrong without proof or on slight evidence
: mistrust b: a state of mental uneasiness and
uncertainty : doubt2: a barely
detectable amount : trace

I've been flagged for spam blogging.
Apparently all you have to do is sign up for a blog and you're under review by the Google bots. I totally understand why they have to do this. There are a LOT of shit blogs out there, linking to links of lists of links of ads of links of lists. This, I hope, will never become one of those blogs. Fortunately, the whole situation does play into our theme.

Suspicion of wrong-doing is something only humans do. To speculate that someone else might be doing something wrong with absolutely no evidence is something you'll never see in the animal world. If it does happen, I would love to see it.

We're suspicious of everything and everyone all the time. So much so that we have to write bots and cute little automata that handle our suspicions for us, because we don't have the time to do it ourselves. We're too busy wondering what our neighbor is building in his basement or why the guy in the next cube is so damn quiet all the time.
suspicion. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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