Thursday, April 26, 2007

Don't be facetious! Or kid around either!

Grammar Tip of the Day (No. 287) from

facetious (fuh-SEE-shus) adjective
Jocular or humorous, often inappropriately. [From Latin facetus (witty).]

"Prof Bailey is particularly incensed that in some cases, the presiding judge makes facetious comments which trivialise the issue."
Barbara Gloudon; Of Bling and School Uniforms; Jamaica Observer; Mar 23, 2007.

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