Thursday, February 11, 2010


Here's an interesting article that will also increase your vocabulary. The word is Zugzwang. Here the first sentence in the article followed by a link to get you there.

"I first encountered the word Zugzwang in a 1985 New York Times Magazine column by the late William Safire. It’s a chess term that means “compelled to move, but imperiled by doing so.” The word’s political implications are profound."

I found entertaining, the statement that Safire used to describe the dilema. ''Don't just do something, stand there.''

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