Jun. 19th, 2008

when the cavalry reaches Calvary...

Ok, peeps, I am so behind on reading and writing and drawing and everything. Egads.

I feel rather disconnected from my tasks at the moment, not quite sure what to do about that, but hopefully a weekend will aid in getting me back on track.

I'm wondering if I should look for an art beta for my summersmut entry... It's a bit different for me.

Also, today's extra special spelling peeve is in the title. I have given the whole lose/loose thing a miss because it's just so incredibly pervasive that correction seems futile at this point. (And from a linguistic perspective, is there really anything in lose to suggest that you say it looz? I can understand the confusion especially from people who have not had much reading comprehension training or for whom English is not their first language, and wow is that a digression or what?)

Anyway. Spelling. Tripping me up like there's no tomorrow...

Calvary - one of the names for the location outside Jerusalem where executions took place, specifically the crucifixion of Jesus the Nazarene in the 1st century BCE. The name comes from the Latin word calvaria, the roof of the skull. In literature, a reference to Calvary often means coming doom or death.

cavalry - warriors mounted on horses, and occasionally in modern military parlance, armored vehicles. From the Vulgate Latin caballus, horse. In literature, cavalry usually means warriors mounted on horses.

Calvary does not ride to the rescue. Ever. (Except here) Thank you.

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