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Archive for Month: July 2011

conformity

Lexiboost: “Aberrant” To Conform or Not to Conform?

aberrant (adj.): 1. departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 2. deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal. THOUGHT FOR TODAY: How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become […]

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Lexiboost: “Perspective” What a Difference a Comma Makes

LexiBoost Du Jour: Perspective (n.): 1. a way of regarding situations, facts, etc, and judging their relative importance The image says it all. Punctuation is perspective. Be mindful that you are saying what you actually mean. You might be giving your power away without realizing it. Commas ( periods, dashes, […]

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Lexiboost: “Spoonerism” Horses and Whores

LexiBoost Du Jour: Spoonerism (n.): transposition of initial or other sounds of words, by accident or farce, as in blushing crow for crushing blow. Spelling counts. There is just no getting around it. And while spoonerisms are generally funny and harmless, there are consequences to slips of the tongue (and […]

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Lexiboost: “Futilitarian” Hope Floats

LexiBoost Du Jour: futilitarian (adj.): believing that human hopes are vain and unjustified. A recent story reported by NPR, A Miserable Job Market Leads Many to Stop Looking, stated: The official unemployment rate, the headline number that comes out every month, was 9.1 percent in May. It measures how many […]