February 10th, 2017

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Friday word: Sophrosyne

Sophrosyne (suh-FROSS-uh-nee), n. : prudence, self-control

A Modern Mantra

Wisdom, judgment, wit and sense;
Sophrosyne, intelligence;
Keep these close and you will live a life wihout regret.

CHAOS! BEDLAM! HAVOC! MESS!
TUMULT! TURMOIL! LAWLESSNESS!

This is what will happen if you argue on the Internet.

(Danielle Nowlin, Fairfax Station, VA)

(from the Washington Post's Style Invitational contest in July 2016; the challenge was including one of the words from the list of words used in the 2016 National Spelling Bee in a funny poem)