This week, I just happened to use this word in a conversation, and the exact response I got was, “Eh… What?!”
I did not say anything, just gave her a stern look. So she continued, “I know, now you’ll shout ‘Dictionary! Dictionary!’ Am I right?”
Well, back in the good old days, when I was just The Writer Guy, she would have been right.
But now, I am also The Blogger Guy. Now, I have the perfect way and the perfect excuse to make a big deal of anything…
Some might wonder if the poor kid would even read this post, and, more importantly, if she would understand the true meaning.
But I am not one of those. Why? The answer is simple…
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson, in The Charge of the Light Brigade