Friday, March 28, 2003

Word for the Day

Make that "words" because I have two of them: quagmire and quandary

Quagmire: 1. Land with a soft, muddy surface that yields when stepped on. 2. A difficult or precarious situation; predicament.

Quandary: A state of uncertainty or perplexity; dilemma.

Watching the war as entertainment this morning (ABC News), both words came to mind. No doubt in my mind but that Iraq is a quagmire, both literally and figuratively. Some might suggest that the first two definitions create the third.