Letters from Igniza

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The Word, Quixotic

Quixotic is out of this world.

Its meaning is “exceedingly idealistic, unrealistic, and impractical” (from Oxford dictionary). It is unique. It is exotic. It is all in one word that it lingers questions and underlying contradictions.

This word came from the Spanish novel called ‘Don Quixote’. Although I didn’t read the book, one day I will if… But I did look up and stood beside the monument in Madrid once.  A story about a man with the obsessions of chivalry and falls in demise like any so-called hero would.
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0 is Zero. Zero to None

Before we count, we start with one (1). Nothing more or less.

But what is before 1? It is zero.

Zero

CARDINAL NUMBER 1. No quantity or number; nought; the figure 0; 1.1 A point on a scale or instrument from which a positive or negative quantity is reckoned. 1.2 The temperature corresponding to 0° on the Celsius scale (32° Fahrenheit), marking the freezing point of water; 1.3 Linguistics The absence of an actual word or morpheme to realize a syntactic or morphological phenomenon; 1.4 The lowest possible amount or level; nothing at all; 1.5 short for zero hour; Informal A worthless or contemptibly undistinguished person.

VERB [with object] 1. Adjust (an instrument) to zero; 2. Set the sights of (a gun) for firing.

(Source from Oxford Dictionary)

0 is zero. 0 is the numeral symbol of zero.

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