November 28th, 2008

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Nov. 28th, 2008 - Quotidian

quo·tid·i·an [ kwō tíddee ən ]
adjective

Definition:
1. commonplace: of the most ordinary everyday kind
2. done daily: done or experienced on a daily basis
3. med recurring daily: describes a fever that recurs or flares up every day

[14th century. Via French < Latin quotidianus < cotidie "every day"]

Quotidian. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation. http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/quotidian.html (accessed: November 28, 2008).

Example:
In a time honored Thanksgiving tradition, I would like to give thanks. I am thankful for the words in this community that rain down the internets like manna from some all-literate server, they free us from the quotidian verbiage that normally leaves us intellectually famished.