Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Apology Accepted


I'm sorry, so sorry.
Please accept my apology!
Brenda Lee ~ 1960


1857

A-POL'O-GY, n.
An excuse, something said or written in defense or explanation of what appears to others wrong or unjustifiable, or of what may be liable to disapprobation. It may be an extenuation of what is not perfectly justifiable, or a vindication of what is or may be disapproved, but which the apologist deems to be right. A man makes an apology for not fulfilling an engagement, or for publishing a pamphlet. An apology, then, is a reason or reasons assigned for what is wrong or may appear to be wrong, and it may be either an extension or a justification of something that is or may be censured by those who are not acquainted with the reasons.

1947

a-pol-o-gy n.
1, something spoken, written, or offered in defense or explanation; 2, a formal acknowledgment, as of error or incivility; an explanation or expression of regret, offered by way of amends; 3, a temporary substitute; a makeshift. Syn. (See excuse).

2007

a-pol-o-gy n.
1, Amanuensis gives an explantion and expression of regret as a way of amends to the genea-blogging community for remarks made in the comments section of EOGN during the "late controversy," to the footnoteMaven. 2, Apology sincerely accepted.


Comment Controversy
R.I.P.

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love is all you need.
Love is all you need.
Love is all you need.
Love is all you need.


Wait! Stop! Hold Everything!

How about a Sense of Humor?


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Sources

Photograph

Theatrical, "Della Fox in "Fleur-de-Lis," no.10278. Weird, Strange, or Unusual. footnoteMaven Private Collection. Preston, Washington.

Books

Webster's An American Dictionary of The English Language. Revised edition. Springfield, Mass.: George and Charles Merriam, 1857.

Winston Dictionary
. College edition. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1946.

With thanks to Noah Webster, Janice Brown's 11th cousin, 7 times removed, for just another shameless justification of those many dictionaries!

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The End!
(We All Hope)

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4 Comments:

Blogger Randy Seaver said...

fM,

Um, Brenda Lee's song "I'm Sorry" was on the charts in 1960. I think she was 17 years old at the time.

One of my faves, of ocurse!

Cheers -- Randy

September 18, 2007 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger The footnoteMaven said...

Randy:

This will count as an "adding something to the original post" comment.

I had a 1950 - 1960 compilation album and took the 1950 date.

And don't anyone ask me what an album is!

Good catch!

fM

September 18, 2007 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

Um, well, actually Noah Webster is my 11th cousin, 7 times removed, so not my ancestor. I'm sure he has other cousins as well, and perhaps you are one too! :D

Janice

September 19, 2007 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger The footnoteMaven said...

Janice:

I only wish Noah and I were related.

Another correction, I need more sleep.

fM

September 19, 2007 at 9:00 AM  

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