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grammar commented on the word thalweg
Came across this word while doing research for my memo on whether the public has any fishing/navigation rights for a Georgia stream that passes through the property of a private individual.
March 24, 2008
grammar commented on the word eloign
"Those states ... have permitted the open establishment among them of societies, whose avowed object is to disturb the peace and to eloign the property of the citizens of other States."
--Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina, December 24, 1860
March 12, 2008
grammar commented on the word pelf
The ultimate question in the derivative suit, is whether a sentient and alert corporate Board of Directors...would conclude he is entitled to depart from its employ while claiming pelf approaching $800,000,000.
December 28, 2007
grammar commented on the word excrescence
Bottom of page 65 of Life With Jeeves by Wodehouse.
May 28, 2007
grammar commented on the word persiflage
Page 54 of Life With Jeeves by Wodehouse.
grammar commented on the word eleemosynary
I first saw this word when researching charitable immunity in the Georgia Code.
May 22, 2007
grammar commented on the word charitable
When engaged in an argument or debate, it is important to remember to be charitable towards the other side.
Donald Davidson said, "We make maximum sense of the words and thoughts of others when we interpret in a way that optimises agreement."
March 15, 2007
grammar commented on the word insouciance
"When Mr. O'Rourke set out into the world after a youthful Maoist phase (it was, after all, the '60s) there was an element of novelty to his insouciance, and his beliefs, like the larger movement of which he was a part, constituted their own kind of insurgency."
January 11, 2007
grammar commented on the word usufructuary
First came across this while reading All the Names by Saramago on page 60.
December 27, 2006
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