Monday, January 28, 2008

A New Word and an Apology

I found a word new to me in a short story this morning, thus justifying my small investment in the heretofore-mediocre volume. I quite enjoy those moments.

Imagine my surprise at finding that the word, desuetude, had been featured as the word of the day on the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as recently as last month.

Should you not be curious enough to click that link, the fine folks at M-W define desuetude as “discontinued from use or exercise; disuse”. “After 15 years of desuetude, my French is a little rusty.”

I must apologize, again, for my inability to update. We’ve officially fried our fourth modem, this time (a different brand from a different ISP) when I tried to visit this blog to perform the promised template change. Suffice it to say that I had an exceedingly frustrating weekend.

As you can see, I’ve managed to sneak some on-line time in elsewhere. Please, share your thoughts and suggestions on the new template, and thanks for your patience.