Guten tag, fellow vocabulary enthusiasts! Tin Blott here. You may remember my New Year's resolution to get to grips with the inspirational poetic majesty and unrealised potential profit locked somewhere within our beloved American English language. So what word is under scrutiny today?
Let me tell you now: the word is "inconsistent".
Let's crack open that big book with the gold writing on the spine that I usually use to wedge my office door shut:
inconsistent adj 1 not in agreement or accordance with it. 2 said of a single thing: having contradictory or incompatible elements in it. 3 said of a person: not always thinking, speaking, behaving, etc in accordance with the same principles; not consistent in thought, speech, behaviour, etc; changeable.
Wow! A lot of that vocabularial data is boxfresh for me, and I fully intend to take it on board, just in small packets rather than all at once. I just hope that it can somehow be as useful to you, dear readers.
Meanwhile, my latest poll has run its natural course... so it's time to come up with a new Tin Blott's: A Total Content referendum topic. Any ideas? (Currently, my thinking is to ask which pre-mixed liquor-based beverage readers would prefer to "brought back" from the 1980s, like how they've done with Wispa. Would it be Mirage or Taboo?)