Word of the day: caveat (and a resolution)


Here’s an example of caveat I found amongst my social networking friends:

Poinsettia petals.
A gentle breeze tosses leaves.
Slowly sipping tea.

Preston C. Lancaster Haha, I appreciate the caveat, Talbot.

Caveat: a warning, cautionary detail or “an explanation to prevent misinterpretation.”

It’s not surprised I’m getting inspiration from Facebook. After cleaning the kitchen and bathroom today, I sat down to my computer for a few hours. Played some Zuma. Surprise.

But I did read some financial news and took care of some financial matters of my own at school.

I read Facebook has recieved $50 million from Goldman Sachs and might be pressured into going public (New York Times article).

I figured if that ever happens, I’d like to invest in Facebook and buy my first share in a company, depending on the price.

Coincidentally, when I researched ‘caveat’, Merriam-Webster gave this example: “His investment advice comes with a caveat: that the stock market is impossible to predict with absolute accuracy.”

I really don’t know anything about the stock market, besides what I learned in 12th-grade economics class. But today I became determined to invest by the end of the semester. I suppose that’s my New Year’s resolution.

Anyway, I really liked Preston’s Haiku – the alliteration, beautiful assonance in the second line and the overall calming charm of the poem.

And Talbot does give him an urgent, valuable caveat. Poinsettia leaves are fatal.

Published by Emilee Lindner

I’m a writer, cat fancier and lover of all things autumn.

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