UNTOWARD [uhn-TAWRD]: inappropriate, unfavorable, unfortunate

Untoward is one of those words that makes you stumble over your tongue trying to pronounce it.  It looks like it should be pronounced [un-too-WARD.]  But for some reason the last two apparent syllables are slurred together to make one, [TAWRD.]   Maybe I’ve just been mis-pronouncing toward all my life.  Maybe it’s just one syllable.  […]

OVERBEARING: dominating or dictatorial

This shouldn’t be a long posting today.  I doubt that there are many people “out there” who can’t identify with this term, overbearing.  It has to do with someone being overwhelmingly “on top of you” in the sense of being dictatorial, relentless, and generally a pain in the neck.  Is there anybody who has never […]