Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Word of the day: quotidian

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day is quotidian (it’s a word in the previous post).

I like the word quotidian. The word dailiness too. I associate both words with the poetry of the (so-called) New York School. “It is 12:20 in New York a Friday / three days after Bastille day, yes.”

comments: 2

misterbagman said...

And I see "dailiness" has cropped up in the Angell essay you linked to in a subsequent post -- an essay I am enjoying, now somewhat bedampened about the eyes, at your recommendation.

Michael Leddy said...

Talk about synchronicity — thanks for pointing that out.

Angell’s essay bedampened my eyes too. It’s one of the most helpful things I’ve ever read about aging.