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Greetings! Now that I’m underemployed once again, I can come back to my blog to espouse opinions on the internet, as is my wont. Today’s post is inspired by an image I saw on Facebook, which decried the pejorative term “gypsy.” I’m on a perpetual quest to shed pejoratives and slurs and words that I have no call to use from my vocabulary, so this one got me thinking. 583 more words
Elicit and illicit; two similar words with very different meanings, is the shared ‘licit’ part of a shared history?
Elicit – means to cause or provoke and the first record we have of it is from the 1640s when it entered our language from French. 214 more words