Wednesday, February 24, 2010
scrip \ˈskrip\ noun: 1. (archaic) a small bag or wallet, 2. a short writing (as a certificate, schedule or list), 3. a small piece, 4 a. any of various documents used as evidence that the holder or bearer is entitled to receive something (as a fractional share of stock or an allotment of land), b. paper currency or a token issued for temporary use in an emergency, 5. prescription; a written direction for a therapeutic or corrective agent (specifically one for the preparation and use of a medicine)
Etymology: (for definition 1) Middle English scrippe, from Medieval Latin scrippum pilgrim’s knapsack; (for definitions 2, 3 & 4) alteration of script
How can one be sure another’s utterance is truly scrip and not merely a slurring of script?