Serendip by Peter Maeck
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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    ity. ity…..who has the ity…. beautiful colors and loving the focus here Peter xox
    now what the heck is it? :-)

  • I could tell you what it is but then I’d have to off you. … As for the “ity,” the word serendipity is from “Serendip,” from Persian legend, and is the name given by early Arab traders to the island today called Sri Lanka, or sometimes the Teardrop Island. Class dismissed.

    – Peter Maeck

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    I am one of the irritating students that stay behind to mag the teacher for more answers. Don’t tell me you werent toying with us, teach More.. Must Have More Data

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    make that nag but you know..

  • This object’s teardroppy shape conjured Sri Lanka the Teardrop Island’s shape. Further data, as per your request, as follows: In ancient times, Sri Lanka was known by a variety of names: ancient Greek geographers called it Taproban and Arabs referred to it as Serendib (the origin of the word “serendipity”). Ceilão was the name given to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese when they arrived in 1505, which was transliterated into English as Ceylon. As a British colony, the island was known as Ceylon, and achieved independence under the name Dominion of Ceylon in 1948. In 1972, the official name of the country was changed to “Free, Sovereign and Independent Republic of Sri Lanka.” The current name is derived from the Sanskrit, with the word lankā, meaning “island” also being the name of the island as described in the ancient Indian epics Mahabharata and the Ramayana. The word śrī is a Sanskrit title meaning “venerable.”

    – Peter Maeck

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckover 4 years ago

    The above data from WikiPeteiya.

  • serendip
    serendipover 4 years ago

    Beautiful object, great colours and a perfect capture. I also like the title. The -ity was added _by Horace Walpole (1717-92) in a letter to Mann (dated Jan. 28); he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale “The Three Princes of Serendip,” whose heroes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.” _ (Wikipedia). Is this object an instrument for massage of the muscles?

  • Yes on the massager (“Nukkles”), but don’t tell anyone. Now I’m curious about your redbubble moniker! And am also curious about your own redbubble gallery which I will visit soon as possible. Thank you so much!

    – Peter Maeck

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    As it stands your interesting reply to your student will be of great educational benefit to everyone who visits this page while going to waste on Maureen unless you copy, delete, and re-paste using the “reply” bujtton! lol!

  • Thank you Carol! I’ve been on redbubble a year and a half and I still make that mistake which is so easy to make of putting the reply in the comment box. I’ll bet half the replies on this site are never read because they are put in the wrong box. This site should revise its design to prevent that. … So again, thanks for the heads up. If you want to be the monitor for all of us who are at risk of making this error I’m sure we could take up a collection and pay you a small stipend.

    – Peter Maeck

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    i accept
    but who’s gonna monitor mine?

  • self-monitoring, self-help, self-empowerment … it’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to do it, and the rest of us are no good at it …

    – Peter Maeck

  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...over 4 years ago

    look at the serendip you created …. humm …. pedagologist perhaps?

  • The power of a word. … Is one word worth a thousand pictures, or is it the other way around? I think it’s around both ways, actually. … Great to get your note as always, Toby.

    – Peter Maeck


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