12.05.10. Consuetudinary

consuetudinary (kon-swi-TOOD-n-er-ee) adjective: Customary [From Latin consuetude (custom), from consuescere (to accustom), from con- (with) + suescere (to accustom). Earliest documented use: 1590.] Two street musicians playing on the north end of Insadong. Violins fiddled for indifferent pedestrians. Across the way a father and daughter sit on a concrete post and listen. A handfull of... Continue Reading →

12.04.19. Tarry

tarry (TAIR-ee) verb intr.: To delay, stay, or wait. verb tr.: To wait for. noun: A short stay; a sojourn. [From Middle English tarien/taryen (to delay). Earliest documented use: 1451.] tarry (TAHR-ee) adjective: Of, like, or smeared with tar. [From tar, from Old English teru. Earliest documented use: 1552.] Samil Street is in blossom. It... Continue Reading →

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