Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Today's new word: pathbreaking

I like to blog about "new words." They are only new to me. When I go back and review those posts, I see I never use them as delightful and interesting as they are and have to relearn the meanings. But today I came across the term "path-breaking" in an article lauding the contribution of an OSU couple in astronomy--$2.8 million. It sounded awkward, so I looked it up, and found it was being used in 1913 in the title of a book about woman's suffrage on the west coast. So I downloaded and started to read it. That's why it's so dangerous to wander around the internet. I have so many books in my TBR pile I don't need to be downloading anything . . .

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