Back in the game

Well, here I am, back in the swing of things, copy editing like a maniac. Unlike last summer where my subject matter was a little more technical, I’m coming across new things every day. Here are fun things I’ve learned just from doing my job in the past two weeks: Sea birds can fly whileContinue reading “Back in the game”

Word of the Day: homograph

HOMOGRAPH Why didn’t I learn this term in high school? We learned everything from ‘synonym’ to ‘onomatopoeia’ but not ‘homograph.’ When posted it as their word of the day on Jan. 23, I shrugged it off. Why explore this word? Doesn’t everyone know this? Little did I know that ‘homograph’ is a subcategory ofContinue reading “Word of the Day: homograph”

Word of the day: intrepid

INTREPID After mistaking my “insipid” post for “intrepid,” my friend Alexandra inspired me to write this blog post. Not only does intrepid mean “resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance,” according to Merriam-Webster, but it’s the name of friend Tony Lee‘s upcoming publication. Here is a news article about it from The Bona Venture. I plan onContinue reading “Word of the day: intrepid”

Word of the day: fecundity

FECUNDITY The university is threatening to close school tomorrow! Apparently, there’s a huge storm coming this way. If class are canceled, I have plans to go sledding. But if classes aren’t canceled, I’ll still have to go to my Sex, Relationships and Reproductive Systems class (“Sex” for short). During class, a classmate wrote “fertility v.Continue reading “Word of the day: fecundity”

Word of the day: aether

AETHER I have a quiz tomorrow so I’m studying while watching TV. I’m learning about the great scientists who focused on theories about the universe. Those included Plato, Aristotle and Copernicus. The study sheet says that Aristotle believed in the five elements. The five elements? I thought there were only four. Earth, Fire, Water andContinue reading “Word of the day: aether”

Word of the day: deduce v. deduct

DEDUCE v. DEDUCT Sorry my past few posts have been tiny. I start writing and then realize I don’t really have anything to say. I’ve had a lot of fun this weekend, going ice skating with friends, driving home to rehearse for my high school’s musical and double dating at the Skeller. For a fewContinue reading “Word of the day: deduce v. deduct”

Word of the day: rubicon

RUBICON Although Pete suggested I use ‘lackluster’ as my word of the night, I’m not. He thought my post last night (enormity) involved no effort. So instead, I’m writing about rubicon – “a bounding or limiting line; especially : one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably.” So this might be another lackluster post. MyContinue reading “Word of the day: rubicon”

Word of the day: insipid

INSIPID Oh my goodness! Today was very dull. It was one of those days were everything irks you – from waking up in the morning to the weather to interacting with people. For breakfast, I had some peach bread that has been on the counter for a while. I sluggishly dragged myself into class, whereContinue reading “Word of the day: insipid”

Word of the day: androgyny

ANDROGYNY You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about this. It’s androgyny – not fitting into society’s gender roles. These people appear in fashion magazines often. I remember looking at the Marc Jacobs ads in W magazine and thinking, ‘What is going on here?’ (reference photo on left) At first glance, this ad could be reallyContinue reading “Word of the day: androgyny”