Are you wondering what ever happened to Classic Word of the Day?
I should really stop asking those kids of questions.
So, as I was saying, I’ve let Classic Word of the Day slide since we began Madame Bovary. I’ll save you all the excuses, but this concern remains valid: since we’re almost all reading different translations words my translator chose will likely be different than yours.
So, will you do this for me? There I go again, asking questions. Anyway. If you can figure out what word I’m talking about and your translation has something different, please drop it into the comments. Maybe we’ll learn something about our translators this way.
With no further ado, I give to you the first MB Word.
Classical Usage: In the quick Chapter 1 fly-by of Charles boyhood and early adult life his medical school down-fall is described in this manner, “The fecklessness that was part of his nature soon led him to break all his good resolutions. One day he skipped rounds; the next, a lecture; idleness, he found, was to his taste, and gradually he stayed away entirely.”
Classically Mad Usage: I probably shouldn’t have started with this word after totally failing to get a vocabulary word up for over a week, I myself am feeling a little feckless. But, it is summer, and that means I’ve had some decent sun exposure, so at least I’m not freckleless.