16.12.07

WORK RELEASE. I have another day of grading jail coming, but the task is sufficiently in hand to be able to work in the Packer game this afternoon. Despite the weather and the security scare, everybody showed up for the scheduled and rescheduled exams.

Two locutions continue to perplex: the use of the verb "dominate" where the adjective "dominant" is in order, and the misspelling of "definitely" as "defiantly." Or is that a reference to the origin of the expression. It came into common use among the younger set around 1998. I keep envisioning some sitcom. "Did you take out the trash?" "Oh, definitely."

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