Classical Usage: Marie St. Clare, Augustine’s piece of work wife, if gives Ophelia some advice about handling the slaves. You’ve met Marie, right? She’s just a wee bit needy, a tad self-centered, and possibly a hypochondriac. Our word doesn’t appear in her discourse, but you should read it anyway, “If you encourage servants in giving way to every little disagreeable feeling, and complaining of every little ailment, you’ll have your hands full. I never complain myself – nobody knows what I endure. I feel it a duty to bear it quietly, and I do.” Did you have the same reaction as Ophelia and St Clare? I did. Here’s what they thought: Miss Ophelia’s round eyes expressed an undisguised amazement at this peroration, which struck St. Clare as so supremely ludicrous, that he burst into a loud laugh.”
Classically Mad Usage: Now the pressure is on, I feel like I need to make the peroration of this blog post great. Um . . . ah . . .uh . . . yeah, so . . .