Garrison finish

Pronounced: GEH-ruh-sun FIN-ish, noun

Notes: I’ve never heard of this, but it is not that uncommon

Yesterday’s word

The word exeleutherostomize means “to speak out freely”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Such a neat word, and timely! When I was in college, we talked about many subjects, and we all felt that we were free to exeleutherostomize. People on either side would say things like “I don’t agree with you, but I will strongly defend your right to say it”. Lately, however, people who dissent are “canceled” and their opinion is not allowed. It’s a sad change. Our word is Greek and comes from ex- (out) and elertheros (free) and stoma (mouth).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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