Monday, 12 December 2011

pro tem 1) adj. short for the Latin "pro tempore", temporarily or for the time being.

I couldn't find the full roll of brown tape I had secured my stretched piece of watercolour paper with.
I found the end of an old roll.
Knowing the earlier one would be found later I re secured the edge that was coming away.
Pro temp came to mind -for the time being.
Micro movement towards where you are going are like that
do what you can do now even if only as an Aide de Memoire for who you are going to be


'To aid memory'. Literal translation from the French.


'Aide-mémoire' has become absorbed into English, although it isn't especially old. The term is used to refer to notes, or memoranda, that are taken in order to jog one's memory later. The name was used particularly in the UK diplomatic service. The first known use of it for an English audience was in 1846, in G. Lewis's book -Aide-Mémoire to the Military Sciences. The term had been in use in France for some years by then. TheCatalogue des livres de la bibliotheque de feu M. le duc de La Valliere, 1784, has a reference to:
Aide-mémoire ou Chronologie abrégée. Nancy, 1766
The single word memoir, which derives from the middle French memoire, has been in use in English since at least 1494, when it is cited in Loutfut's Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue. This had virtually the same meaning as 'aide-mémoire'.
In recent years the term has also used as an alternative to the term 'mnemonic aid'

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