Rhettoracle's Blog

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What is up with that name?!

Rhettoracle?!  Where did you come up with something so strange / lame / stupid / whatever?  (or maybe you think it is awesome, so I will rephrase and ask, “Where did you come up with such a perfect blog site name?”)  OK, mainly it is a play on my name, Rhett (that is as much personal info as you are getting out of me).  Second, rhettoric and rhettorical were both taken by the time I jumped on the blogging bandwagon, and I therefore, played around with the “oric / orical” part of the word and was able to use “oracle”.  I am, however, partially ashamed of the “oracle” part of it.  From http://www.thefreedictionary.com, oracle is defined as

1.

a. A shrine consecrated to the worship and consultation of a prophetic deity, as that of Apollo at Delphi.
b. A person, such as a priestess, through whom a deity is held to respond when consulted.
c. The response given through such a medium, often in the form of an enigmatic statement or allegory.
2.

a. A person considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions.
b. An authoritative or wise statement or prediction.
3. A command or revelation from God.
4. In the Bible, the sanctuary of the Temple.
I am not (nor is this site): 1) a shrine for you to worship, 2) a priest who communes with a diety, 3) a prophet, 4) God, or 5) a Temple.  I hope though, you will agree that my use or “oracle” was simply to complete the sounds necessary in the word “rhetorical”.   Again, http://www.thefreedictionary.com defines rhetorical as “Of or relating to rhetoric”, and rhetoric is defined as “The art or study of using language effectively and persuasively”.  Hopefully, this blog will be used to discuss education effectively and persuasively.

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Introduction | , , | Leave a comment