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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who utters platitudes or trite remarks.
From French plat (flat). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plat- (to spread), which is also the root of flat, to flatter, plan, plant, plantain, plateau, plaza, platinum, supplant, and transplant. Earliest documented use: 1854.
“Her successor, Livingston Biddle, was a platitudinarian, who to this day
likes to expatiate on his slogan that ‘the arts mean excellence’; one
need only listen to him for two minutes to cease believing in art and
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:You must protest / It is your diamond duty / Ah but in such an ugly time the true protest is beauty. -Phil Ochs, folksinger (19 Dec 1940-1976)