“Moral” means good, right, ethical or honest.
“Amoral” means without moral qualities, neither right not wrong.
“Immoral” means wicked, depraved, corrupt or dissolute.
The standard connotation of the words is that a moral person is one who chooses a good, honest path; the amoral person cannot distinguish right from wrong; and the immoral person chooses to do wrong over right.
“Sojourn” means a temporary stay in one place.
“Journey” means a constant moving from one place to another.
“Premise” means the base or foundation of an argument.
“Premises” means a site, a property or a building such as one’s home.
“Adverse” means difficult, unfavourable or poor circumstances.
“Averse” means a strong feeling against, an unwillingness or a disinclination to do something.
“Cue” means a prompt or a signal.
“Cue” means an offstage signal.
“Cue” means a hint or intimation.
“Cue” means humour or disposition.
“Cue” means a long stick used to hit the ball in billiards.
“Queue” means a braided tail of hair.
“Queue” means a waiting line.
“Queue” is a French slang metaphor for the male sex organ.
THE WEEK’S WORDS
“Intractable” (adj.) means stubborn, obstinate, difficult or pig-headed.
“Denigrate” (v.) means to belittle, put down, degrade or malign.
“Inculpatory” (adj.) means tending to impute blame ot to incriminate or to charge with fault.
“Sobriquet” (n.) means a nickname.
“Clandestine” (adj.) means secret, covert, furtive or concealed.
I congratulate the writers for the Windsor Star who have made a conscious effort to improve their writing skills. Many have succeeded and receive a big pat on the back. If I had any influence on the improvement, I have fulfilled my mandate. There are still some who should get out their grammar and punctuation books but, for the most part, I have seen improvement. Bravo!
My next major goal is to encourage some of the local radio and television personalities to improve their presentations. Wish us luck.
ANNOUNCEMENT – NEXT WEEK
There will be no postings next week due to the July 1 and July 4 holidays.
Postings will recommence July 7
July 1 is Canada Day. Congratulations!
July 4 is Independence Day. Congratulations!
I am celebrating both by not posting next week.
Please come back to enjoy “P WEEK” starting July 7.
IN CASE YOU NEED A FIX…
Identify the authors of the quotes below.
Send me your choice by clicking on “COMMENT” listed below.
“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.”
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
IN CASE YOU REALLY NEED A FIX…
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