Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cognoscenti is a word I heard on the radio while dressing. It was pronounced correctly and without difficulty by the WQXR announcer. Cone-yuh-shen-tee. Minutes later I was on the train. I opened an issue of Verse to the first poem. One of the words in it was cognoscenti. I was surprised to encounter such a foreign word twice in the same morning.

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