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Pled v. Pleaded & Enormity Defined
These are answers to a couple of questions Jane received from radio listeners when she was a guest.
Question: Should you say "pled guilty" or "pleaded guilty"? Answer: Either one is considered correct.
Question: Does "enormity" mean "something monstrous" or "something important"? Answer: Both
Definition: something outrageous or heinous, as an offense.
Example: The bombing of the defenseless population was an enormity beyond belief.
Definition: greatness of size, scope, extent, or influence; immensity.
Example: The enormity of such an act of generosity is staggering.
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Rumor Has It...
There are only three common usage words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious," eating and drinking in moderation; "abstentious," abstinent; and "facetious," jocular in an often inappropriate manner. (A few others are specialized words used in chemistry, biology, and zoology.)
Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
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