The "gracious or condescending" part makes sense since the first instance I heard of it was from The Iliad, which I'm listening to as I exercise at lunch time. I read it again tonight in another Newbery Award winner that I'm reading for my bedtime and brush-teeth time Gay Neck - The Story of a Pigeon. So, now I've vouchsafed to you something you didn't know. What have you got for me? Do you think we as a society vouchsafe too often or not often enough? How about you yourself?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
T-252 : Vouch Safely
I came across a new word a couple of different times today, "vouchsafe". I don't know that I'd ever heard it before. I googled it and here's what I found: