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The Dalai Lama regaled the crowd with stories, not all pertinent to the subject at hand.
pertinent, here, is the one silver lining in the Abdulmutallab case: that the father reported his own son to the authorities.
late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) "pertaining," present participle of pertinere "to relate, concern" (see pertain). Related: Pertinently.