because you might ask …

Critically-engaged ::: For our purposes, we define critically-engaged in very subjective terms. We won’t describe it beforehand, but when we see it, we know.

Emery’s Rule ::: Entomologist Carlo Emery noted that social parasites among insects (e.g., cleptoparasites) tend to be parasites of species or genera to which they are closely related.

Heteroecious ::: A parasite that requires at least two hosts.

Heterologous ::: Derived from a different species.

Inquirenda :::An unidentified species.

Phoresis ::: A form of symbiosis when the symbiont, the phoront, is mechanically carried about by its host. Neither is physiologically dependent on the other.

Questionable-design ::: David Jury, in Letterpress: The Allure of the Handmade, wrote the following:

Typography and printing tend to be judged by two criteria; utility (or “Fitness for purpose”) and aesthetics. Both criteria relate to the appropriateness of the means and methods employed. The quality of workmanship tends to be judged by reference to the designer’s intention. In many cases, perhaps the majority, utility and aesthetics will, of necessity, be indistinguishable. In some instances, precision of workmanship will be necessary to the intended message while in others it will not; in particular projects, imprecise (not “poor”) workmanship might be essential.

For our understanding of ‘good’ design, extrapolate from this.

Saprophagous ::: The practice of feeding from decaying organisms.

Vanity project ::: For our purposes, we define a vanity project in very subjective terms. We won’t describe it beforehand, but when we see one, we know.