05 February 2008

How Do You Spell That?

I've read that the average college graduate knows about 25,000 words. I have no idea how many words I know, but I did learn two more today:

* pundit: a learned man
* prognosticate:
to foretell from signs or symptoms

I've heard these words repeated over and over in political stories and decided to look them up. No, no. I didn't use a dictionary. Webster.com is my source.

I also learned today that Shakespeare is reported to have known 66,000 words. No wonder I can't understand his writing.

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