Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Somes Words are more Miraculous than others.....

Word of the Day

thaumaturgy \THAW-muh-tuhr-jee\, noun: The performance of miracles or magic.

Of course, none of these improbable meetings ever took place in reality. But within the realm of showbiz thaumaturgy, they're perfectly acceptable examples of latter-day digital compositing, wherein it's possible to have anything share a frame of film or video with practically anything else.-- John Voland, "Prez presses tech buttons", Variety, July 21, 1997

Thaumaturgy comes from the Greek words for "wonder" (thauma) and "work" (ergon). A practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturgist or thaumaturge.

I'd like to meet a thaumaturgist, wouldn't you??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love THAT word!!!
Thank you love!