Why: Just got this mass e-mail from one co-worker I don't know to another co-worker I don't know (who I will probably never meet because today is her last day):
Good luck on all all of your future ventures, weather they lead you to otiose bliss or well earned sweat, headaches and toil!!!!She used a word I have never heard before, but also "weather" instead of "whether." I'm so confused.
Answer: adj. 1. being at leisure; idle; indolent. 2. ineffective or futile. 3 superfluous or useless.
The More You Know: 1794, "unfruitful, futile," from L. otiosus "having leisure or ease, not busy" (cf. Fr. oiseux, Sp. ocioso, It. otioso), from otium "leisure," of unknown origin. Meaning "at leisure, idle" is recorded from 1850.