Friday, May 12, 2006


Διαβάζοντας το "Big Bang" του Simon Singh, έπεσα πάνω στην εξής πληροφοριακή παράγραφο για την πολύ μοδάτη λέξη serendipity:

"The word "serendipity" was coined in 1754 by the politician and writer Sir Horace Walpole who used it in a letter in which he recounted an accidental but fortunate discovery about an acquaintance:

This discovery indeed is almost of that kind which I call serendipity, a very expressive word which, as I have nothing better to tell you, I shall endeavour to explain to you: you will understand it better by the derivation than by the definition. I once read a silly fairy tale, called The Three Princes of Serendip:  as their highnesses travelled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which the were not in quest of."


Johny B.Good said...

Τον όρο "serendipity" τον αναλύω, δεν τον πολυκατάλαβα ακόμη. Πάντως κάνω μία επίσκεψη γνωριμίας, μου αρέσει η φρεσκάδα και το δημιουργικό πνεύμα του blog.

Zafiris said...

φρεσκάδα; τι φρεσκάδα; πως φρεσκάδα; που φρεσκάδα; τι εννοείς; τι φάση; (που θα έλεγε και ο κώστας)

Anonymous said...

Τα παιδάκια στην Αμερική,για να δώσουν το SAT τους,μαθαίνουν αυτά για τον όρο:serendipity(noun),the gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for(ETYMOLOGY:from its possession by the heroes of the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip)

Zafiris said...

ε, εγώ τι έγγραψα;