Classic Usage: Melville knew his audience, we’re just a bunch of whaling amateurs. We can hardly argue with him when he labels us, “At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat . . . “
Classically Mad Usage: Despite numerous online games of Lexulous with my mother, I’m afraid I will appear quite a tyro this evening while playing Scrabble with Jeannette. I sure hope my new vocabulary knowledge helps me.