September 13, 2004

I want to thank everybody who has sent questions so far to help me in my attempt to become an advice columnist. I will, of course, keep all questions anonymous. Some of the questions are quite challenging, so I hope you’ll be patient while I try to craft worthy answers. Please keep sending questions, about love, sex, or anything else that might be on your mind.

Meanwhile, it’s time for another installment of “Words I’ve Had Trouble Remembering This Week.” (Go here for the first installment.)

Words I’ve had trouble remembering this week:

1. algorithm
2. exonerate
3. insalubrious

They shoot horses, don’t they?

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8 Responses to I want to thank everybody

  1. campbell says:

    Frankly I am puzzled: what is it that you do that requires you to use, and indeed forget, the word algorithm with such regularity? I am not exactly un-wordhandy myself but I doubt if I use it as much as once a year.

  2. i. bendito says:

    If there is an additional offense, perhaps a discretely limned algorithm tattoo would be indicated.

  3. Jess says:

    Insalubrious is giving you trouble? Well, I say, forget it. I’ve never liked that word. 🙂

  4. Whoops. “Algorithm” was left over from when I cut and pasted. Or something like that. After the first time, I didn’t have any trouble with algorithm. Clearly it was a different word that I had trouble remembering, and now I’m having trouble even remembering what it was.

  5. campbell says:

    Oh dear! This IS serious.

  6. Scott says:

    What in hell are you trying to say insalubrious for, anyway? This is a word that has never been embraced by our generation.

  7. Adam875 says:

    “Trouble remembering” means that you knew the word insalubrious in the first place! Really, you should never use a word like that, since no one else will know what you mean and it will only make you sound (more) pretentious.

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