Friday, August 17, 2012
I Miss Hope - Amanda's Friend Hope, That Is
One of the sad things about Amanda's move to Berkeley is that her best friend Hope is going to UCLA. I already miss her. She is a writer and we have great discussions. A reoccurring one is the unnecessary evolution of so many English words - mainly that it is so sad to lose a perfectly good word when its meaning gets changed due to its continual incorrect usage. We chose "quotidian" the last time. Here is a word that has lost the component that makes it unique. If you are going to use it to mean mundane or boring - then just say mundane or boring. If you think it just means "every day", you will miss the point in anything written pre 2000. Because when an author said "he delivered the quotidian kiss that kept their marriage going" he was not critiquing the kiss as boring, but saying that it was required daily.