2008-09-08 - 11:17 p.m.
I like to think that I am a somewhat savvy vocabuleuse and word-wrangler, but I was readin' a novel today, and within the space of two pages, I came up against a bunch of words whose meanings I could only guess, using context clues.
Here they are. Can you define them w/o clicking on their meanings?
In the same few pages I came across one of my favorite language quirks: a noun form of a word that usually expresses as an adjective, and I want to add this to my everyday-ish lexicon:
I hope now that the Times has written about Facebook, that the beautiful term "ambient awareness" does not become a cliche.
Chubby Checker [site plays loud music--beware] has a new single, this sort of jangle-pop midtempo rocker. It's not good but it's really heartening to see a pushing-70 fellow trying to change his act and stay current, and not feel obligated to cover standards.
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