[CR]Pet peeve ...


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <veloworks@hotmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 20:28:34 -0000
Subject: [CR]Pet peeve ...

Frames have "mystique" or a "mystical quality" ... not "mystic" (which is a town in Connecticut) ...

From http://www.m-w.com (Merriam-Webster)

Main Entry: mys·tique Pronunciation: mi-'stEk Function: noun Etymology: French, from mystique, adjective, mystic, from Latin mysticus Date: 1891 1 : an air or attitude of mystery and reverence developing around something or someone 2 : the special esoteric skill essential in a calling or activity

Main Entry: mystic Function: noun Date: 1679 1 : a follower of a mystical way of life 2 : an advocate of a theory of mysticism

From http://www.dictionary.org (American Heritage)

mys·tique (m-stk) n. An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it: the cowboy mystique; the mystique of existentialism.

mys·tic (mstk) adj. Of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices. Of or relating to mysticism or mystics. Inspiring a sense of mystery and wonder.

Mysterious; strange. Enigmatic; obscure. Mystical.

n. One who practices or believes in mysticism or a given form of mysticism: Protestant mystics.