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The English language is constantly evolving, both the words we use and the rules that control the usage of those words.  Therefore, it is impossible to ever have a definitive grammar guide, or, if you will, a Complete Guide of American English.  And that’s our excuse.

 

 

Word of the Every So Often

December 14, 2018 

albedo:  (noun)  the light reflected off a surface, usually that of a planet or moon, measured on a scale of zero to one, zero being completely non-reflective (such as black), and one being completely reflective (such as a mirror).  Sir, we're going to have to ask you to put on your hat.  The albedo off of your head is disturbing the other fans.

 

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Word of the Every So Often

repugnant:  (adj.)  extremely distasteful or unacceptable.  Senator Bullfinch was so repugnant that he was all but guaranteed to be re-elected.  Apparently that’s the sort of thing we like with politicians, since we seem to re-elect them in spite of their repugnance.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Word of the Every So Often

perfunctory:  (adj.)  carried out with a minimum of thought or effort.  We found the politicians perfunctory remarks to be quite repugnant.

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