Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Not so nice

Words of the day: I was just reading an Internet story about someone's intemperate behavior. First, I see the word temper in there. And, from context, I could tell that the man was angry and verbally abusive, but I decided to look it up.
1. unrestrained or uncontrolled: intemperate remarks
2. drinking alcohol too much or too often
3. extreme or severe: an intemperate climate
Yes, I think that's close to what I thought it was.

... I just used the word dissect — I said that everyone dissects what the president says; yes, I was talking about the Harvard professor — so I decided to look it up.
dis·sect (d-skt, d-, dskt)
tr.v. dis·sect·ed, dis·sect·ing, dis·sects
1. To cut apart or separate (tissue), especially for anatomical study.
2. To examine, analyze, or criticize in minute detail: dissected the plan afterward to learn why it had failed. See Synonyms at analyze.
[Latin dissecre, dissect-, to cut apart : dis-, dis- + secre, to cut up; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]
Blogs to watch: If you're into poetry, you might check out Diane Lockward's blog. She calls it Blogalicious. ... Here's Angela Booth's blog on finding inspiration.

Contact: I can be reached at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. Also, my Twitter handle is EDITORatWORK.

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