Daily Archive: 08 Aug 2017

Aug 08

Odd Words: Clepsydra

All I can say is “Happy, happy! Joy, joy!” as we do page 55 of The New York Times Everyday Reader’s Dictionary of Misunderstood, Misused, and Mispronounced Words: Revised Edition. It’s actually a pretty good page. And the word is odd indeed: clepsydra. Civil Rights?! The first entry on page 55 was “civil rights.” That’s …

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