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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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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Word of the Every So Often

scrutinize:  (verb)  to look at really carefully.  You need to scrutinize your contract before leasing your soul.

8:19 pm pdt 

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Button

Right now, somewhere, there are scientists working on the ultimate weapon.  With the push of a button, or whatever, they can instantly kill everybody who is our enemy, all at once, and nobody else.  There would be no fallout, no nasty biological or chemical residue, no destruction of infrastructure.  Our enemies would simply be gone... forever, without having a chance to retaliate.  And the instant those intrepid scientists figure out how to make that button, they’re going to push it.  After all, if we’re working on it, we have to assume that our enemies are, too.  And if we’ve got it figured out, then they can’t be far behind.  And you know our enemies will not hesitate to use it once they figure it out.  Therefore, we can’t hesitate, either.  Not even for a second. 

With that thought in mind, would you really want to stop them from developing such a thing?  And if you tried, would you be considered an enemy, too?  Have a nice day!  ☺

11:50 am pdt 

Word of the Every So Often

obliterate:  (verb)  to completely wipe out; to wipe out totally.  All hope of learning new vocabulary words was obliterated when everybody spontaneously decided that emoticons were really all that was needed to communicate.

11:49 am pdt 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Clasic Mispelling's 

Misspellings are common.  However, before you spent money on having something printed up, you’d think that you’d check it first.  For more classic mistakes, check out Caught in the Act.

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12:27 pm pdt 

Word of the Every So Often

ponder:  (verb)  to wonder; to think about; consider.  One who thinks deeply is a ponderer. 

12:20 pm pdt 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Word of the Every So Often

emaciated:  (adj.)  bony; very thin, especially from disease or hunger.  We realized that the super-model was actually emaciated when she dropped dead on stage.  Unfortunately, that started a new fashion trend.

5:40 pm pdt 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Word of the Every So Often

sanctimonious:  (adj.)  making a show of being morally superior to other people.  Brother Bob Bidwell has often been accused of being sanctimonious, an offense, which Brother Bidwell assures them, is punishable by spending all eternity burning in hell.

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