“Hanged”, exclusively, means executed by hanging with a noose or some other device.
“Hung”, the past participle of hang, is used for all other forms of suspension including the ribald interpretation. Therefore, the stockings can remain for Christmas.
“Amoral” means neither with nor without moral or ethical quality. In psychology, it has come to mean without the ability to distinguish right from wrong.
“Immoral” describes one who makes no attempt to curb self-indulgence or one who chooses to do evil over doing good.
“Disinterested” means objective or neutral.
“Uninterested” means bored or unconcerned.
“Emigrate” means to leave one’s country or region. It comes from the Latin form “E” or “ex” meaning “out of”.
“Immigrate” means to come into a new habitat, place or country. It comes from the Latin formof “im” meaning “in”.
“Envy” means being spiteful over the possessions of another and wanting to have those possessions or attainments for oneself.
“Jealousy” means wanting to hold onto what one has or a suspicion of a rival.
WORDS OF THE DAY
“Pandemic” (adj.) means prevalent over an entire country or continent, such as a disease.
“Esoteric” (adj.) means profound or understood by, or limited to, a select few.
“Desultory” (adj.) means disconnected, unmethodical or fitful.
“Vapid” (adj.) means without animation or spirit, insipid or flat, tedious or uninteresting.
“Sepulchral” (adj.) means pertaining to or serving as a tomb, funereal or dismal.
The root of “sepulchral” is the Latin “sepulcrum” (Tomb).
EXPRESSIONS I HATE (a continuum)
“Oh, my god!”
This expression is used so often, by so many, for so little reason, it has become completely vapid. Its use is so far removed from its meaning it has become completely meaningless.
We need something new.