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"...another reason I'm intrigued with the hanged of Salem, especially the women, is that a number of them aroused suspicion in the first place because they were financially independent, or sharp-tongued, or kept to themselves. In other words, they were killed off for the same sort of life I live right now but with longer skirts and fewer cable channels." Sarah Vowell, The partly cloudy patriot.


I'm an idiot

I learned yesterday that I have been using the word "tantamount" incorrectly for years. I think I had it counfused with "paramount" when it actually means equivalent.


At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Dharma said...

I used "levity" for "brevity" for, oh I don't know, ten years?

The sad thing is that I stumbled across my error on my own: no one said a word to me. In ten years!

Humbling, isn't it?


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