Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Parsimony

PARSIMONY

–noun

extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess; niggardliness.






















Dragon needle tea
Brewed with parsimony
Jade in my cup.

2 comments:

Lorenzo at the Alchemist's Pillow said...

A delightful tea time moment nicely parsed.

Just out of curiosity: in Spanish, the word parsimonia means extreme calmness, slowless, economy of effort more than of money, as in English. Is the same true for that word in French and Italian?

spacedlaw said...

Parsimonie or parsimonia are dealing with economy in general in both French and Italian. You would use parsimony when adding spices to a dish for instance (i.e not too many) or when doing something for which some sort of restrain has to be applied.