Thursday, July 20, 2006

word origin: trivia

Medieval colleges were broken into two sections of study.

Quadrivium consisted of: Math, Geometry, Astronomy, and Music.

Trivium consisted of: Logic, Rhetoric, and Grammar.

Trivium= trivia. Yep, that's me. I'm getting a degree in trivia.

7 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

I also heard that they had no eating utensils, but interestingly enough they had Diet Pspsi.

Bre said...

I'm going to trivia night at the bar tonight - I'll see if I can get you anything useful for your final :-P

Party Girl said...

P: Well, I think it's the drink of the next generation.

..and the next..

and the next..

Bre: Tell me whatya got.

GirlGoyle said...

In Italy highschool is split like that. Once you get to high school years you get a choice of focusing on science studies or more classical studies. Very useless in my opinion.

puerileuwaite said...

Well THAT explains a lot. No wonder Italy is a 3rd world country that is only good at soccer and stealing tourists' cameras.

GirlGoyle said...

Hey now...we invented and mastered spaghetti. where would we all be without spaghetti???

Party Girl said...

GG: You raise some excellent points.