Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pleonastic & Sesquipedalian

Don't you love it when you learn a new word?

Perhaps you already knew what "pleonastic" or "sesquipedalian" mean, but I didn't until I read the New York Times obituary of William F. Buckley this afternoon.

(But of course, you say! Now I know what they mean! Context is everything!)

Like my mother (and probably your mother) said: go look them up.

Until next time...


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