Word of the Day
- A jack of the clock-house, or a figure which strikes the bell in a clock: used in the following passage, probably, in the sense of ‘time-server,’ ‘a person whose friendship changes with changes of the times or of fortune.’
- A timeserver; an inconstant person.
'Jack' in this sense means 'fellow' or 'man,' and comes from the name Jack.
Quote of the DayHumanity has passed through a long history of one-sidedness and of a social condition that has always contained the potential of destruction, despite its creative achievements in technology. The great project of our time must be to open the other eye: to see all-sidedly and wholly, to heal and transcend the cleavage between humanity and nature that came with early wisdom.
- Murray Bookchin (b. 1941), U.S. ecologist.