Posts tagged with "english major" - Faerye Net 2006-10-10T13:25:12+00:00 Felicity Shoulders These are a few words I can never remember, Part I 2006-10-10T13:25:12+00:00 2008-06-08T13:03:38+00:00 <p>There are words &mdash; useful words, impressive words &mdash; that I have learned a dozen times and continue to forget. Sometimes I only half-forget them, but the result is the same. I must look them up to be certain of their meanings and attendant implications. Here is today&#8217;s:</p> <p><b><a href=";va=ontological" target="links">ontological</a></b>: to do with theories about the nature of being or what exists and the metaphysics appertaining thereto; or &#8220;relating to or based upon being or existence&#8221;.</p> <p>You mightn&#8217;t think this word comes up a lot; but you mightn&#8217;t be an English major then. Many of my never-rememberable words are in the field.</p>