Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Superior Person's Tuesday!

 jobation, n. A long, tedious scolding; a lengthy reprimand; a tirade. 

A proper jobation is usually accompanied by an accusatory pointing finger.

 When you find yourself on the receiving end of yet another insultingly patronizing suggestion from your neighbor about how you could improve the appearance of your yard, you say: "By Gosh, old boy, that's awfully nice of you! Next time you come around I really must remember to get my wife to give you one of her jobations.

 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. Jobation appears in the first.

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