I'm way behind, yes, I know. But I'm not going to give in. I'm going to start trying to post two or more words a day until I catch up. That's the plan. I'm really unwilling to give this up or have it be a really sporadic blog. It's time-consuming, but I do enjoy it … Continue reading Okay, here’s the deal.
I'm not going back and making up the last month. It's just not gonna happen.
Okay, so I don't have a post for today up yet, but that's okay. It will be here later this evening. But now I have posts for all the days I missed and I'm gonna put them in just a minute. I will endeavor not to fall so far behind again. Apologies and all that.
Oh, just go read what I said the last time this happened. A week ago. Except I wasn't sick this time.
I fell behind there a bit over the past week or so. I plead illness. And reader indifference. No one comments, few read, so I figured it would be little missed if I took a brief hiatus. On the other hand, I hate to miss days, so I've caught myself up with some backdating. Enjoy.
Some more information about the altering of the conventional forms and pronunciation of the word "ache" is found in the etymology of the verb. Dr Johnson seems not to have been quite the infallible sage some think him to be.[Originally a strong vb. of same class as take, shake, but with weak inflections since 4. … Continue reading Aching addendum
I was reading the entry for "accent, n." and a quotation for the final part of the entry ("accent-shift") caught my eye. The quotation is "How dared he pick up her word ‘sleep’ and use it four times in as many lines, and each time in a different foot, as though juggling with the accent-shift … Continue reading Bonus quotation
This isn't a word post, per se, it's more of a bonus regarding something I noticed while reading. The OED has 25 words on "absorb" and it's variants and related words. That's all.