Word of the Day Archive
Thursday October 12, 2000
ergo \UR-go; AIR-\ , adverb:
Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.
The general observation has always been: Dogs form packs; the leader of the pack is the strongest, wisest, and largest individual; a human being among dogs fits that description; ergo we are the leader of any dog pack.
-- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
Armani isn't interested in fashion that moves on (ergo he isn't interested in fashion).
-- Sinead Lynch, "The waist land", Times (London), October 9, 2000
People who do not suffer fools gladly, gladly suffer flatterers. (Ergo, flatterers are no fools.)
-- Richard Stengel, You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery
Ergo is from Latin ergo, consequently, therefore.