On Dec 30, 2005, at 8:03 AM, Michael G. wrote:
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I’ll have to marinate on this for
a little while.
Amusing choice of words.
In case it was a slip-up, the pedagogical side of me wants to point out:
You can marinate in something (to soak in a marinade) or you can
ruminate on something (to think deeply about, to ‘chew over’).
(Ruminants are animals [like cows] that eat food and later bring it
back up from their stomach into their mouths to chew. The word is
based on the Latin word for “to chew over again”; it is from this
that our modern usage of the word ‘ruminate’ is derived. Chewing on
something for a long period of time, staring out into space…he must
be lost in thought.)