10 May

compeers – n. peer

Classical Usage:  This might be HBS’s ignominy.  She uses it a lot.  I first encountered it in Chapter 4 when she discusses the cooking skills of Aunt Chloe.  Unfortunately, she’s a might proud of her work, and “she would narrate the fruitless efforts that one and another of her compeers had made to attain to her elevation.”

Classically Mad Usage:  I think this is probably one of those words, like chirurgical, that I will steer away from since I assume most people would think that I just got midword confused.


Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Uncle Tom's Cabin


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3 responses to “Equanions

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    May 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I like “gossips” better!


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