One more from Thomas Sowell

Quote of the Day:

“A recently reprinted memoir by Frederick Douglass has footnotes explaining what words like ‘arraigned,’ ‘curried’ and ‘exculpate’ meant, and explaining who Job was. In other words, this man who was born a slave and never went to school educated himself to the point where his words now have to be explained to today’s expensively under-educated generation.”–Thomas Sowell


Arraigned is used in general in a legal context to call someone to court, or to account for something they are accused of.

Curried is not only a great way to eat your rice (I prefer Thai curry to Indian), but is also used to mean to seek someones favor, as in, “He Curried her affections.”–as a side note, for you horse people, there’s something called a currycomb, and in that context to “curry your horse” means to brush it with a currycomb.

Exculpate means to pronounce “not guilty.”

More Frederick Douglass 


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