Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

Distinctio

Distinctio (dis-tinc’-ti-o): Eliminating ambiguity surrounding a word by explicitly specifying each of its distinct meanings.

Cover: Something you put over yourself in bed to keep you warm (Better get under the cover.).

Cover: To to put a lid on something (You better cover those potatoes before the war boils off.)

Cover: Underbrush to hide behind (Take cover over there behind that bush).

You, my friend, better find some cover and I don’t mean in bed or the kitchen. There’s a mob of people who you swindled with your fake virus remedy headed this way–you need to hide.

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