Wednesday, June 17, 2009

These Weren't in My Sixth Grade Vocabulary

One of the odd things I remember from grade school is learning during the “newspaper unit” (two words from the wayback machine, for sure!) that newspapers were written for a sixth grade vocabulary. Here, then, are the 50 words that the New York Times uses that readers most often have to look up online. “Sui generis” leads the list.

Hey, if you don’t know, look it up! (Okay: “constituting a class alone.”)

Thanks to About Last Night for the link.


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