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Words, words, words: July ’15

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Write it right

Capital crimes

It’s winter, spring, summer and fall; not Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Also, it’s a history class, algebra test and a science project; not a History class, Algebra test and a Science project.

While we’re at it, it’s beagle, collie and poodle, not Beagle, Collie and Poodle.

 

Say it right

A tall tale

After you learn what the width of a tree is, the depth of its roots, and the length of its shadow, surely you’ll want to know its heighth. Well, not really. You’ll want to know what its height is. Chop off that last “h.”

 

Spell it right

Forgo the “e” …

… if you’re using the word to convey “to give up” or “to do without.” Forego means to go before.

 

Wise Words

“The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.”

— G.K. Chesterton


“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

— Dorothy Nevill

 

Ye Olde Word Shoppe

Absterge – ab sturj’
(v.) To purge; wipe away.
We’re being audited, so don’t absterge your files.

Use it or lose it!
Craquelure (krak loor’) — Patterns of fine cracks in an old oil painting

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