REDOUBTABLE: formidable.


Yesterday’s running of the Kentucky Derby was classic, in that the winner was known and identified well before the herald trumpet called us to attention, the race about to begin.   For days in advance, it was speculated that California Chrome was going to run away with the roses and become the owner of spot #1 […]

FORMIDABLE: strong, powerful

I began to write this posting to indicate the variations on the pronunciation of the word formidable.  Some people put the accent on the second syllable, with it coming out as  [fawr-MID-duh-buhl.]    But the “correct” pronunciation, I am told, is to put the accent on the first syllable and then run the remaining syllables, as […]