Month: September 2018



To utter or pronounce with a hissing sound. To hiss. Cats are known to sibilate but only heard Caesar do so once in almost three years, out of fear.

Emerson at Loyola


Yesterday, as the week closed at Loyola, I stumbled across a part of campus I had never been to before and found the following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson painted on the wall: “The great object of education should be […]



A literary style characterized by by rhetorically balanced, often pompous phraseology and an excessively Latinate vocabulary; so called from the style of writing practiced by Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson was an eighteenth century writer and politician. Examples of Johnsonese?