Thursday, June 25, 2009


Solecism: Yesterday we had Sybaritic, derived from a ancient Greek luxury resort known for luxury and decadence. Today be have another Greek city (Soloi) at the other end of the spectrum. Soloi is the home of the bumpkins, hillbillies, hicks, of ancient Greece. Solecism originally meant poor grammar and substandard accents. However, as many other words that evolve from specific meanings to wider metaphorical use, solecism today might include any inappropriate behavior - breach of etiquette to inappropriate dress.
Sailendra was so shocked that he forgot to accord the prickly councilor his full title. No doubt he would pay for this solecism later.

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