January 13, 2012

Grammatical Lesson

An oft-used word on this blog is "nonplussed." I had always thought that the word meant that "one felt meh." I was wrong.
non·plus  (nn-pls)
tr.v. non·plussed also non·plusednon·plus·sing also non·plus·ingnon·plus·ses also non·plus·es
To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
n.
A state of perplexity, confusion, or bewilderment.
 So the other day when I talked about the neighborhood kids being nonplussed towards me, they are not in complete bewilderment when I pass them on my bike. Instead, they are stoic as they are:

Sto·ic

  [stoh-ik]  Show IPA
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno,who taught that people should be free from passion,unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint tounavoidable necessity.
Finally, I have a couple of public service announcements to make. COTA is going to hold public meetings on the possible re-alignment of the #3, #6, and #10 for when the west side casino is up and running. There is one on January 17, 2012, at 6:00 PM at the Westland Library and one January 24, 2012, at 6:00 PM at the Hilltop Library. I plan on attending the second one.

The other announcement is that there will be another Columbus Bicycle Subcommittee meeting on January 25, 2012, between 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at 109 N. Front Street Columbus, OH.

Cool link of the day:
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