Monday, February 3, 2014

An Everyday Word.: Quotidian


I am perhaps overfond of the word quotidian, which is derived from the Latin word for "daily." It means, simply enough, everyday or ordinary.  But it's such a lovely, glittery word that it makes the commonplace sound extraordinary.

As it is.

Above is a quotidian miracle, the like of which is witnessed every day by astronauts in the International Space Station.  Think of it the next time somebody tries to tell you that the space program is dead.



1 comment:

Joe Stillman said...

Now there's a word you don't hear every day.