Saturday, June 21, 2014


Mokita is THC's favorite new word.  According to Wikipedia, Mokita is from the Kivila language of Papua New Guinea and means:

"truth we all know but agree not to talk about"

Of course, since Wikipedia is the source this could all be urban legend but as always, when in doubt, we fall back on the Official Blog Policy.

The concept of "truth we all know but agree not to talk about" has both positive and negative aspects.  On a personal and larger societal basis it can help keep the peace.  It's hard enough holding relationships, communities and nations together - relentlessly picking at Truth can make it harder to coexist.  It can also, when deployed on a large scale, make needed communication impossible, prevent the resolution of important issues and destroy the trust upon which relationships and societies rely.  The trick is distinguishing between the two.


  1. You are not paying DM enough. HIs comments need more spice, although they are in the Bob Newhart/Calvin Coolidge "less is more and also funny" school. And, he is your only fan...besides me.

    In the defense of meetings, Imagine the damage if people were not wasting time in meetings and were out doing things. Is"mokita" a derivative of" mojito"? Is one the natural out growth of the other? THC should do research on this issue. I would assist.