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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, April 28, 2013

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2:20 pm pdt 

Cliché of the Week

Dead in your Sleep

How does that work?  “Dying in your sleep” makes sense, but once you’re dead, you’re no longer sleeping, at least, not in the usual sense that we use the word “sleeping.”  You’re not waking up... at least, not on this plane of existence.

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2:16 pm pdt 

Word of the Every So Often

plausible:  (adj.)  seemingly possible or conceivable; having the appearance of truth or reason.  Her explanation of why she wanted to represent the district seemed plausible, right up to the point where we realized she wasn’t even sure where she was at.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Word of the Every So Often

inherent:  (adj.)  existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute.  The school district was doomed to fail because their entire idea of what it means to be educated was inherently flawed.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Word of the Every So Often

circularity:  (adj.)  of or relating to a circle; circular or nearly circular in shape.  The circularity of his explanation made his entire argument rather pointless.

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