Daily Archives: October 19, 2011

Word as Image


A fun YouTube video!


For anybody who enjoys words and the manipulation of words, here's a cool video for your enjoyment…almost 3 minutes. Thanks to a great friend in Moscow, Russia!


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“professional” vs. “professionalism”


Competence is the differentiator.


This is good to know, something I have long suspected:  A "professional" is someone who gets paid for a type of work; whereas "professionalism" depends upon competence in doing that work…"the key to quality and efficiency". I have noticed recently that there are too many professionals who aren't very professional, including people in the media who rely on the English language to do their work. According to the New Oxford American Dictionary…:




1 [ attrib. ] of, relating to, or connected with a profession : young professional people | the professional schools of Yale and Harvard.

2 (of a person) engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime : a professional boxer.

having or showing the skill appropriate to a professional person; competent or skillful : their music is both memorable and professional.

worthy of or appropriate to a professional person : his professional expertise.



a person engaged or qualified in a profession : professionals such as lawyers and surveyors.

a person engaged in a specified activity, esp. a sport or branch of the performing arts, as a main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.

a person competent or skilled in a particular activity : she was a real professional on stage.




the competence or skill expected of a professional : the key to quality and efficiency is professionalism.

the practicing of an activity, esp. a sport, by professional rather than amateur players : the trend toward professionalism.




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