Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Superior Person's Tuesday!

As the weather improves and we look to the blossoming of flowers in May, we offer a Superior Person's Word worthy of rejuvenation.

- a. Restored to life, or to full liveliness. Use after the noun, and preferably after an incongruously nonclassical noun. If, for example, your name is Boggins, you might emerge from your shower, taken after a hard day's gardening, and cry to your wife: "Behold! Boggins redivivus!"

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Redivivus appears in the First.

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