Month: September 2018

Sibilate

0

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

1

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 […]

Johnsonese

1

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?