Monday, October 5, 2009

Feeling healthful

Meaning, please: I just found the word salubrious in a football story. From context, it means good, but let's look it up anyway.
Pronunciation: \sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin salubris; akin to salvus safe, healthy — more at safe
Date: 1547

: favorable to or promoting health or well-being
synonyms see healthful

— sa·lu·bri·ous·ly adverb

— sa·lu·bri·ous·ness noun

— sa·lu·bri·ty \-brə-tē\ noun
That's not what I got from context, but it'll do.

Found online: Randolph, a sophomore kicker, set a career-high by converting all three of his field goal attempts in the win at North Carolina, a game that did not see a touchdown scored until the 5:49 mark of the fourth quarter.

You don't need a hyphen for career high, unless you say someone kicked a career-high three field goals. That sentence fragment at the end could be turned into a sentence.

Randolph, a sophomore kicker, kicked a career-high three field goals on three tries in the win at North Carolina. No touchdown was scored until the 5:49 mark of the fourth quarter.

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