Monday, February 11, 2008

WORDY MONDAY

WORDS WE SHOULD KNOW

DISSEMBLE/DISASSEMBLE

What is the difference between "dissemble" and "disassemble"?

EXORCISE/EXERCISE

What is the difference between "exorcise" and "exercise"?


TODAY'S WORD

The word for today is "excoriate".

Define "excoriate" and use it in a sentence.


MANDATE COMMENT

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".



THANKS

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.

1 comment:

pina said...

Hi Michael, it was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. The next blogger meet up is taking place on February 27, 8pm at Taloola's, 396 Devonshire Road. Hope to see you there!