political correctness: you make me smile
What new term should we invent for a book of synonyms and antonyms, now that ‘thesaurus’ sounds like a dinosaur name?
1. as an adjective it refers to timidity
2. as a verb it refers to aggression (e.g, in ‘My Fair Lady’, Eliza shied Professor Higgins’ slippers at him)
Wells gives the social meanings of ‘pernicious’, but not the medical meaning, whereas Benson give the medical meaning, but not the social meanings.
Definition. Becoming aware of corner conditions only by experiencing them is called ‘the school of hard knocks’.