REPRISE: to repeat

To reprise something is to repeat it.   As in the case of a serial murderer, who earns that title only by repeating (his) crime.   Or a dancer who reprises a step or action during a routine.  Then again, there is the friend who reprises a story ad infinitum. In a political campaign a candidate is […]

GAFFE: a public statement the speaker wishes had been ignored

It seems to be happening more in this election season than I can remember from previous ones.  Almost every day there is a report of a gaffe on the part of a candidate.   Some late-night entertainers have even started a daily spot of the “Gaffe of the Day.” It might seem as if it happens […]