November 21, 2017

Coexisting Too Close With A Sea Lion

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coexist (v.) Look up coexist at Dictionary.com

1670s, from co- + exist. Of political/economic systems (especially with reference to communism and the West) from 1931. Related: Coexisted; coexisting.
coexistence (n.) Look up coexistence at Dictionary.com
also co-existence, mid-15c., “joint existence;” see co- + existence. As “peaceful relations between states of different ideologies,” 1954, a Cold War term.
incompatible (adj.) Look up incompatible at Dictionary.com
“that cannot coexist or be conjoined,” mid-15c., from Medieval Latin incompatibilis, from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + compatibilis (see compatible). Originally of benefices, “incapable of being held together;” sense of “mutually intolerant” is from 1590s. Related: Incompatibly.

stupid (adj.) Look up stupid at Dictionary.com1540s, “mentally slow, lacking ordinary activity of mind, dull, inane,” from Middle French stupide (16c.) and directly from Latin stupidus “amazed, confounded; dull, foolish,” literally “struck senseless,” from stupere “be stunned, amazed, confounded,” from PIE *stupe- “hit,” from root *(s)teu- (1) “to push, stick, knock, beat” (see steep (adj.)). Related: Stupidly; stupidness.

Native words for this idea include negative compounds with words for “wise” (Old English unwis, unsnotor, ungleaw), also dol (see dull (adj.)), and dysig (see dizzy (adj.)). Stupid retained its association with stupor and its overtones of “stunned by surprise, grief, etc.” into mid-18c. The difference between stupid and the less opprobrious foolish roughly parallels that of German töricht vs. dumm but does not exist in most European languages.stupidity (n.) Look up stupidity at Dictionary.com1540s, “want of intelligence,” from Latin stupiditatem (nominative stupiditas) “dullness, stupidity, senselessness,” from stupidus “confounded, amazed; dull, foolish” (see stupid). It also at various times meant “lack of feeling or emotion” (1560s); “stupor, numbness” (c. 1600).stupe (n.) Look up stupe at Dictionary.com“stupid person,” 1762, shortening of stupid.

People ought to know better than this.. Must be the Disney Syndrome. This Sea Lion even warned these people once before it came up at the girl a second time and pulled her into the water. We have been coexisting with wildlife all throughout recorded history.  Offering ourselves up as sacrifices to wildlife is not coexisting. It’s stupid. I’ve never had food say hello and offer itself to me before..

 

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  • TRemington

    I think that goes beyond really stupid. After the lion false charges, the idiot adults (I use the term loosely) let the girl sit on the railing as if to say to the lion, “Sushi?”