WONK: a second look at the word

On June the 8th I wrote a blog posting about the word wonk and thought I was done with it.  [WONK]   I discovered in that process that a wonk could be anything from an Australian sailor to a Geek who is overly-obsessed with the pursuit of a specific topic.   There was a reference to the […]

IMMISERATE: to make miserable

I have been familiar with commiserate, in which a person is invited to share in misery, but I had never stumbled across the word immiserate until I read an article authored by one of my favorite commentators, Ezra Klein, in his posting on Facebook yesterday.  Ezra is a young but wise columnist for The Washington […]