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  • Microsoft harnesses AI to make Word politically correct

    05/10/2019 2:22:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/9/2019 | james rogers
    Microsoft is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to boost the use of inclusive language in Word. The feature is part of Ideas in Word, a forthcoming AI-powered online tool designed to improve users writing. Beginning this fall, people working in Word Online who are in search of inspiration and insights on how to make their document better will be able to receive intelligent suggestions with Ideas a feature that is already making people more productive in PowerPoint and Excel, explained John Roach in Microsofts AI blog this week. The Ideas in Word feature uses machine learning and intelligence...
  • Microsoft Word will change your words to be 'gender inclusive'

    05/09/2019 6:33:51 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 7, 2019 | Hasan Chowdhury
    Microsoft has launched new software to suggest edits to writing that are politically correct. The US technology giant has included the new feature in its latest version of Word, the popular word processing software. It will apply artificial intelligence to recommend users to write in a way that does not discriminate against a particular gender.
  • Word of the Day: Meretricious

    06/22/2018 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 06/22/2018 | Red Badger
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________ In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". _____________________________________________________________________________________________ mer·e·tri·cious ˌmerəˈtriSHəs/ adjective adjective: meretricious 1.apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity. "meretricious souvenirs for the tourist trade" synonyms: worthless, valueless, cheap, tawdry, trashy, Brummagem, tasteless, kitsch, kitschy; More false, artificial, fake, imitation; informaltacky, chintzy "the meretricious glitter of the whole charade" 2. archaic relating to or characteristic of a prostitute. Origin early 17th century: from Latin meretricius (adjective from meretrix, meretric- ‘prostitute,’ from mereri ‘be hired’) + -ous....
  • Word of the Day: Demimonde

    06/15/2018 6:38:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 06/15/2018 | Red Badger
    ________________________________________________________________________________________ In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". demimonde [dem-ee-mond; French duh-mee-mawnd] noun 1. (especially during the last half of the 19th century) a class of women who have lost their standing in respectable society because of indiscreet behavior or sexual promiscuity. 2. a demimondaine. 3. prostitutes or courtesans in general. 4. a group whose activities are ethically or legally questionable: a demimonde of investigative journalists writing for the sensationalist tabloids. 5. a group characterized by lack of success or status:...
  • Word for the Day: Aeolist

    06/08/2018 7:51:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.yourdictionary.com ^ | 06/08/2018 | Red Badger
    aeolist Noun (plural aeolists) (rare) A pompous person, pretending to have inspiration or spiritual insight. _________________________________________________________________________________ Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Word For The Day - JOLLIFICATION

    06/01/2018 6:26:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 06/01/2018 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". jollification [jol-uh-fi-key-shuh n] noun jolly merrymaking; jolly festivity. Origin of jollification First recorded in 1800–10; jolly + -fication Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018 Examples from the Web for jollification Historical Examples Also, there was nothing in their demeanour that savoured of any spirit of jollification. Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx By jingo, I think he might say ‘splice the main brace’ now, after all this jollification!...
  • Word of the Day: ULTRACREPIDARIAN

    05/25/2018 6:34:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 05/25/2018 | Red Badger
    ____________________________________________________________________________________ Ultracrepidarian. Definition: one who is presumptuous and offers advice or opinions beyond one's sphere of knowledge. The meaning of this word comes from a story in antiquity, in which the famed Greek painter Apelles one day heard a cobbler criticizing the way he had rendered a foot in a painting. ul·tra·crep·i·dar·i·an ˌəltrəkrepəˈderēən/ adjective adjective: ultracrepidarian; adjective: ultra-crepidarian 1. expressing opinions on matters outside the scope of one's knowledge or expertise. "“Dad, how do we know the universe is expanding?” inquires your six-year-old. Try answering that without resorting to an ultracrepidarian trick here or there" noun noun: ultracrepidarian; plural noun:...
  • Word For The Day - abstruse

    05/11/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 05/11/2018 | Red Badger
    ============================================================================== In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ab·struse abˈstro͞os,əbˈstro͞os/ adjective: abstruse difficult to understand; obscure. "an abstruse philosophical inquiry" synonyms: obscure, arcane, esoteric, little known, recherché, rarefied, recondite, difficult, hard, puzzling, perplexing, cryptic, enigmatic, Delphic, complex, complicated, involved, over/above one's head, incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable, mysterious "her abstruse arguments were hard to follow" Origin: late 16th century: from Latin abstrusus ‘put away, hidden,’ from abstrudere ‘conceal,’ from ab- ‘from’ + trudere ‘to push.’
  • Word For The Day - vicissitude

    04/06/2018 7:12:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 04-06-2018 | Red Badger
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ vicissitude noun 1. a change or variation occurring in the course of something. 2. interchange or alternation, as of states or things. 3. vicissitudes, successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs: They remained friends through the vicissitudes of 40 years. 4. regular change or succession of one state or thing to another. 5. change; mutation; mutability. vi·cis·si·tude vəˈsisəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun plural noun: vicissitudes a change...
  • Word of the Day: VOUCHSAFE

    03/30/2018 6:38:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 03-30-2018 | Red Badger
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". vouch·safe vouCHˈsāf,ˈvouCHˌsāf/ verb verb: vouchsafe; 3rd person present: vouchsafes; past tense: vouchsafed; past participle: vouchsafed; gerund or present participle: vouchsafing give or grant (something) to (someone) in a gracious or condescending manner. "it is a blessing vouchsafed him by heaven" reveal or disclose (information). "you'd never vouchsafed that interesting tidbit before" Origin Middle English: originally as the phrase vouch something safe on someone, i.e., ‘warrant the secure conferment of (something on someone).’
  • Word for the Day: verisimilitude

    03/09/2018 6:52:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 03-09-2018 | Red Badger
    ver·i·si·mil·i·tude ˌvərəsəˈmiləˌt(y)o͞od/ noun noun: verisimilitude the appearance of being true or real. "the detail gives the novel some verisimilitude" synonyms: realism, believability, plausibility, authenticity, credibility, lifelikeness "the verisimilitude of her performance is gripping" Origin early 17th century: from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis ‘probable,’ from veri (genitive of verus ‘true’) + similis ‘like.’
  • Word Of The Day: RACONTEUR

    03/02/2018 6:38:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 03/02/2018 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". _____________________________________________________________________________________________ rac·on·teur ˌräˌkänˈtər/ noun noun: raconteur; plural noun: raconteurs a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way. synonyms: storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator Origin early 19th century: French, from raconter ‘relate, recount.’ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me or enlighten me for extra...
  • Word For the Day - ENORMITY

    02/16/2018 6:57:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 02/16/2018 | Red Badger
    Today's Word For The Day, ENORMITY, has changed over the years. It ORIGINALLY MEANT A GRAVE SIN OR MORAL SHORTCOMING. i.e e-norm meaning NOT NORMAL. But today it is used to suggest a relational size of something..... e·nor·mi·ty iˈnôrmədē/ noun noun: enormity; plural noun: enormities 1. the great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong. "a thorough search disclosed the full enormity of the crime" (in neutral use) the large size or scale of something. "I began to get a sense of the enormity of the task" synonyms: immensity, hugeness; More size, extent,...
  • Word for the Day: RICTUS

    01/26/2018 6:20:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.vocabulary.com ^ | 01/26/2018 | Red Badger
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ric·tus ˈriktəs/ noun noun: rictus; plural noun: rictuses a fixed grimace or grin. "Ned's smile had become a rictus of repulsion" Origin: early 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘open mouth,’ from rict- ‘gaped,’ from the verb ringi . A rictus is a frozen, fake smile. If the star of a play finds herself overcome by stage fright, she might forget her lines and stand, trembling, her mouth twisted into a rictus. The word rictus most often describes a smile that doesn't convey delight or happiness — instead, it's a kind of horrified, involuntary grin. Your smile might freeze on...
  • Word For The Day - FACTOTUM

    01/19/2018 6:38:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | Red Badger
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ fac·to·tum fakˈtōdəm/ noun noun: factotum; plural noun: factotums an employee who does all kinds of work. "he was employed as the general factotum" synonyms: handyman, jack of all trades; More assistant, man Friday, gal/girl Friday; gofer; informalMr./Ms. Fix-It "back then, these wealthy college boys made sure their personal factotums were just a whistle away" Origin mid 16th century (originally in the phrases dominum (or magister ) factotum, translating roughly as ‘master of everything,’ and Johannes factotem ‘John do-it-all’ or ‘Jack of all trades’): from medieval Latin, from Latin fac! ‘do!’ (imperative of facere ) + totum ‘the whole...
  • Word of the Day - SEDULOUS

    12/15/2017 6:30:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 12/15/2017 | Red Badger
    ======================================================================================= sed·u·lous ˈsejələs/ adjective adjective: sedulous (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence. "he watched himself with the most sedulous care" synonyms: diligent, careful, meticulous, thorough, assiduous, attentive, industrious, conscientious, ultracareful, punctilious, scrupulous, painstaking, minute, rigorous, particular "he picked the thorn from his leg with sedulous care" Origin mid 16th century: from Latin sedulus ‘zealous’ + -ous.
  • Word For the Day (12/4/17)

    12/03/2017 8:04:34 PM PST · by left that other site · 31 replies
    WORD FOR THE DAY In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day. (PILLORY) [phonetic] hear it pronounced (part of speech - Noun or verb) Definition 1 : a wooden frame for public punishment having holes in which the head and hands can be locked 2 : a means for exposing one to public scorn or ridicule Did You Know? In days gone by, criminals who got caught might well have found themselves in the stocks (which held the feet or both...
  • Word of the Day:PERSPICACITY

    11/10/2017 7:57:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 10 November 2017 | Red Badger
    perspicacity [pur-spi-kas-i-tee] noun 1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration. 2. Archaic. keen vision. ORIGIN: 1540-50; earlier perspicacite < Late Latin perspicācitās sharpness of sight, equivalent to perspicāci- (stem of perspicāx sharp-sighted; see perspicuous ) + -tās -ty2 Synonyms 1. shrewdness, acuity, astuteness, insight, acumen. See perspicuity. Antonyms 1. obtuseness.
  • Word For The Day - RITARDANDO

    10/27/2017 9:25:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 10/27/2017 | Red Badger
    ri·tar·dan·do ˌrētärˈdändō/ Music adverb & adjective adverb: ritardando; adjective: ritardando; adverb: ritard 1.(especially as a direction) with a gradual decrease of tempo. noun noun: ritardando; plural noun: ritardandi; plural noun: ritardandos; noun: ritard; plural noun: ritards 1. a gradual decrease in tempo 2. To go slower Origin: Italian musical term
  • Word For The Day: assiduous

    10/20/2017 6:41:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Red Badger
    Definition of assiduous: showing great care, attention, and effort :marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application assiduous planning an assiduous book collector She tended her garden with assiduous attention. assiduously adverb assiduousness noun First Known Use: circa 1552