17 février 2014

The Lesser Kudos

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/lingua-franca-nameplate.pngBy William Germano. Kudos: the Greek word κδος means, according to the OED, “praise or renown,”  implying  that the person who possesses that quality has done something to merit it. On the rare occasion when I have to say it out loud, I find myself taking pains to pronounce the second syllable so that it rhymes not with nose but with MS-DOS. That reference gives you an idea how long it’s been since I’ve said it aloud. Read more...
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