Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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The dot over the letter i is called a “tittle”.

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Comments

  1. #1 sam
    November 28, 2006

    I thought “tittle” was the little laugh I made when I heard words like “tittle.”

  2. #2 Go Amie
    November 28, 2006

    sam – nope, that’s a “titter.” :)

  3. #3 Elia Diodati
    November 28, 2006

    Wikipedia claims a broader definition for the term ‘tittle’.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tittle

    Tittles must be the aglets of languages.

  4. #4 Mark Hadfield
    November 28, 2006

    I care not one jot nor tittle for this fact.

  5. #5 rehana
    November 29, 2006

    I went looking for definitions of jot to see if it was related in some way, and found:

    Jot
    or Iota, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, used metaphorically or proverbially for the smallest thing (Matt. 5:18); or it may be = yod, which is the smallest of the Hebrew letters.

    So an i is a jot and a tittle.

  6. #6 M
    November 29, 2006

    That’s just idle tittle-tattle.

  7. #7 Tina
    November 29, 2006

    I did know that because my last name is Tittel! And everyone misspells it Tittle…

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