Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Acroama, n. A dramatic recitation during a meal; a lecture to the initiated. “Mother, I have agreed to sit down at the dinner table and not to eat my food with my fingers. Is that not enough? Must I submit to acroama as well?”

In some more boisterous families, delivering an acroama may prove an impossible task.
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. Acroama appears in the Third.

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