The Ancient Art of Editing

When I was doing research for a post about infinitives, I learned something. I had one of those quietly thrilling moments that come to people like me who get a kick out of things like this. Or as dear Miss Jean Brodie would say, “For those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.”

Thanks to a romp through the Internet’s less traveled alleyways, where people go to get passionate about the esoteric, I found the Latin word for to edit:

corrigo, corrigere, correxi, correctus–V (3rd) TRANS—correct, set right; straighten; improve, edit, reform; restore, cure; chastise;

Isn’t that terrific?

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