WORDS WE SHOULD KNOW
What is the difference between "dissemble" and "disassemble"?
What is the difference between "exorcise" and "exercise"?
The word for today is "excoriate".
Define "excoriate" and use it in a sentence.
Someone sent a comment asking about the wording of my "Mandate" posted to the right. He asked about the use of "absolutely" in "...absolutely terrible misuse..." rather than "absolute".
"Absolutely" is used because it describes or modifies the adjective "terrible" and only an adverb can modify an adjective. I am emphasizing "terrible" as opposed to "misuse".
I thank Tony Doucette and his The Early Shift Show on CBC Radio 1550 for the interview this morning. It was fun. Publicity for the blog is always welcome.