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Sep 26, 2017This week’s theme
Words to describe people
This week’s words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Illiterate or uninformed people.
From Latin illitterati, plural of illiteratus (illiterate). Earliest documented use: 1788.
“No one wanted to shoot booksellers, I assured myself -- except for illiterati and television executives during sweeps month.”
Joan Hess; A Really Cute Corpse; St Martins Press; 1988.
“Robert Dennis, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, said, ... ‘global climate change [is] still vehemently denied by the scientific illiterati.’”
Michael Specter; Test-Tube Burgers; The New Yorker; May 23, 2011.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The Hollow Men: Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the shadow. -T.S. Eliot, poet (26 Sep 1888-1965)
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