With this being a day I can write anything I wish, writer’s choice, I decided to share a word and give the definition. I recently subscribed to Merriam-Websters word of the day and a word popped up that I hadn’t heard of before. I am finding it more fascinating every day to see some of these words; and in this instance to find a word that there is one with an opposite meaning that is used a lot. So as not to keep you in any more suspense the word is MAJUSCULE; and coincidentally enough it means the following: a large letter (such as a capital). The opposite is minuscule which in turn use to mean very small writing style in medieval time but then turned into a generic term of anything small later.
Below is a couple example from Merriam Webster’s word of the days email::
“At least the random emphatic majuscules on blogs are uncommon enough to make a rhetorical impression, though perhaps one not quite worthy of Serious Journalism.” — Katy Waldman, Slate, 25 Aug. 2016
“It is the name Meyer-Decker—the eleven letters, the two majuscules, the hyphen that’s a bridge to grander things—which ambushes him, which jumps from its inky thicket and assails him at last.” — Jonathan Meades, Pompey, 1993
Language is such an amazing thing and to be able to learn something new, at least for me, is always a joy. With Merriam Webster’s word of the day I will continue to learn more new and exciting words to help in my writing adventure.
So with that it is another POST in the books, boy my blog has some huge Majuscule’s.