Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thank You, Mr. Big Word!


The word of the day is: "Delphic."

Let's use it in a sentence:
"Judging from complaints by her minions, Hillary Clinton considers it unfair that Barack Obama has been wafted close to the pinnacle of politics by an updraft from the continent-wide swoon of millions of Democrats and much of the media brought on by his Delphic utterances such as 'we are the change.'"

~George Will, Playing the 'Fair' Card, Washington Post, Thursday, February 21, 2008

1. of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi; "Delphic oracle"
2. obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"

In other news, I spoke with a Surgery Fellow last week. We had a bizarre conversation that went something like this:

Surgery Fellow: "Enjoy 4th year [of medical school] while you can. I've looked back at pictures of myself then and I look at myself now. I was much happier then. Residency changes you. It turns you into a different person."

Me Thinking: Bummer, dude!

That's all for this time, we'll try to do better the next time. Goodnight, Canada!

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