thought-try (n)

thought-try (n); pl. thought-tries.

A mushy, malformed, inchoate, myopic, rashly edited, ill-conceived (in sin), self-published, self-indulgent, incomplete, yet sincere attempt at a coherent thought. Thought is the word, try is the verb.

Ety. “thought:” before 900; Middle English thinken, Old English thyncan; cognate with Dutch dunken, German dünken, Old Norse thykkja, Gothic thugkjan.

Ety “try“: 1250-1300; Middle English trien to try (a legal case); Anglo-French trier, Old French: to sift, cull, of uncertain origin.

1. to attempt to do or accomplish: Try it before you say it’s simple.

2. to test the effect or result of (often followed by out): to try a new method; to try a recipe out.

3. to endeavor to evaluate by experiment or experience: to try a new field; to try a new book.

Related: “trying” (adjective)

extremely annoying, difficult, or the like; straining one’s patience and goodwill to the limit: a trying day; a trying experience, a trying blog.

Optimistically speaking, this website is a way station for my thought-tries, a place for halfway thoughts to be saved (for better or worse) from the oblivion of infinite forgetfulness, but more than likely, it will become a halfway house for recovering thoughts hoping to make a positive mark in the whirling world of better ideas.  It’s a place for me to get in the habit of writing daily, and meting out chunks of my dissertation.

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