And That Is What She Did!

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is tomorrow. I can’t think of anything in my life that compares to what we’ve witnessed in the week and a half since her passing. (But then again, I can think of anyone who served in a position for 70 years). The only thing that I thought might come close was inContinue reading “And That Is What She Did!”

It Always Works That Way

I have an article in front of me from Merriam-Webster.com on “How ‘Wonderful’ Lost Its Sense of Wonder.” It discusses semantic bleaching—the process by which a word’s meaning can fade over time so that what we end up with in its popular usage is a greatly reduced version of what it originally conveyed. Words likeContinue reading “It Always Works That Way”