Sunday, April 25, 2004

A close call

James Kilpatrick's language column covers the difference between tint and shade, curtain and drapery, further and farther, founder and flounder. And a bonus: the etymology of "mnemonic."
The adjective owes its curious orthography to Mnemosyne, the Greek goddess of memory, daughter of Uranus and Gaea and the mother by Zeus of the Muses.


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