27-Feb-2014

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The word “antegodlin” comes from the nineteenth-century colloquial English of the southern and southwestern U.S. Its meaning is near that of “kitty-cornered”, “catacornered”, and “slantwise”, but “antegodlin” more specifically denotes a special sort of meandering movement along an indirect path. “Antegodlin” precisely describes a thoroughly distinct, unique way of moving through open space in a quite imprecise manner.

Observed in unhurried passage across a large expanse of open ground, a deer or jackrabbit might accurately be described as “moving all antegodlin.” The observer doesn’t know the motivation, the reason, or the countless internal and external influences that redirect the animal’s movement, but it is clear that there are both known and unknown elements and outcomes at play. What is known by the one who moves is beyond the observer’s ken, yet that movement may be observed and precisely described: the movement is simply “antegodlin.”

 

 

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