Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday Wordage inadvertent truth edition

The New York Times has succumbed to definition drift, it seems, losing track of the true definition of a word and instead going by what it thinks the word means.  So doing, it has given us a truth for the ages:
Mr. Trump voted for himself midmorning in New York City, which he called “a great honor” as he entered his apartment building. In the interview later, Mr. Trump described the experience of seeing his name on the ballot, saying he was moved by the enormity of what it means. “It does sort of hit you,” he said.
Just so we're clear,
  1. 1
    the great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong.
    "a thorough search disclosed the full enormity of the crime"
    • 2
      a grave crime or sin.
      "the enormities of the regime"
      synonyms:wickednessevil, vileness, basenessdepravity

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