[Humanist] 24.494 numination of the ACH

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 16 07:59:47 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 494.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 06:57:43 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: numination of the ACH

According to the OED the word "numination" -- my typo for the intended 
"nomination" of candidates for positions on the ACH Executive Council in 
Humanist 24.492 -- does not exist, though it is attested 777 times in 
Google's version of the Internet as of this moment. If it did exist with 
the OED's blessing it would have to mean, "the creation of a divine 
being" (as in "numinous", fr. L. numen, -is, for which see R. Otto, Das 
Heilige). I hope you will join me in wishing that no one makes the 
attempt, and especially that none succeeds!

Apologies. Once made in a subject-line to Humanist such errors 
apparently cannot be corrected.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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