Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Silver Lining Moment

Out of the incident which demonstrates that Richard Land has no business leading anyone when it comes to ethics and morality, I at least learned a new word, contumelious. And to show you that I know how to use it in a sentence: Richard Land is one of the most contumelious people I know.

According to thefreedictionary.com
CONTUMELIOUS - arrogantly insolent, disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous.

I think that "arrogantly insolent" part is particularly applicable.

I am grateful to Jeffrey Weiss of the Dallas Morning News Religion Blog for this expansion of my vocabulary.


Anonymous said...

Ain't that a great word? And thanks for noticing.

Jeffrey Weiss
The Dallas Morning News

sepherim said...

As a former Fort Worth resident I never thought I would admit that anything good could come out of Dallas, but I like your writing.