Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
Grizzly Weinstein

Jul. 10th 2009 - Tyro

ty·ro (plural ty·ros) or ti·ro (plural ti·ros)
beginner: somebody who is just beginning to learn something

[Early 17th century. Via medieval Latin, "squire" < Latin tiro "young soldier, recruit"]

ty·ron·ic adjective

tyro. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. (accessed: July 10, 2009).

Bob was feeling a little worried and realized he needs to stop stretching the truth. Claiming to be an expert at something, when at best a tyro, is not always a good idea; especially when the pilot and co-pilot become incapacitated. Maybe he should not have told the flight attendant he had flown over 5,000 hours on a wide-body jet before. He wasn't exactly lying, but perhaps a computer flying game didn't count. Which button operates the machine guns again?
Tags: adjective, latin, noun, t, wordsmith: sea_gaagii

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