(© Brewley Schultheiss 2012 Absphoto.co)
“Straight as a die”:
“Meaning – Completely Straight”
“Origin – This is an odd simile when one considers that the die here is the singular of dice – hardly objects that appear straight. It makes more sense when we realize that straight means correct and true, rather than ‘as the crow flies.”
“DICE” – Digital Innovation Creativity and Enterprise
“Discourse” – ¹written or formal communication or debate, ²a formal discussion of a topic.” (Oxford Soanes 2006)
As I’m sure you’re all aware, being a DCU business studies 1st year brings with it many benefits. At times however, academic opportunities can turn into academic responsibilities. In a moment of minor uncertainty I feel both privileged and obligated to begin writing a blog concerning the 5 different DICE seminars which I am due to attend over the coming months.
Perhaps my stance of slight indecision can be better understood alongside my confession that I am not a member of “Facebook” or “Twitter” or any other networking site. My introduction into the infrastructure of digitalised human interaction has been hindered somewhat. The main obstacles which I have encountered have been, I must admit, self-made. At the beginning in the years of “Bebo”, an insurmountable mass of apathy stood in my way. As avenues became more interesting with the emergence of “Facebook”, “MySpace” and “WordPress”, I was confronted with a hazardous stumbling block of procrastination.
As it begins to gain more and more importance in everyday communication I am hesitantly grateful for the much needed push into the sphere of social media.
© Anya Brewley Schultheiss 2012 Hand throwing dice black and white [Photograph] http://www.absphoto.co
http://www.phrases.org.uk 2012. As straight as a die [Online]. Available from: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/as-straight-as-a-die.html [Accessed October 20th 2012]
Soanes, C. 2012. Paperback Oxford English Dictionary. 6th Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.