Word of the Week #52:

Mercurial

Look. When people start using the same adjectives that commentators for decades have held in reserve for Shahid Afridi to describe you, it does make you question the entire universe, and your place in it.

Is it weird that I keep bringing him up?

To be very honest, he has been a major part of all our childhoods, has he not? Maybe not so much the impact as the sheer span of his presence.

Anyway, let us shift away from this topic before the Nationalist Brigade breaks into my house to confiscate my passport right on the eve of this fairly moderate, but nonetheless noteworthy, landmark.

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Word of the Week #27:

Martial

Not to be confused with Martian, though the two do share a word root, or with Marshal, though the two sound quite alike…

Or that French guy who plays for ManU, whatever his name may be…

Now, I specify that because, as a kid, I would often get confused between the first three, and I was already smarter than many of you can ever hope to be. Continue reading Word of the Week #27: