Etymology Word of the Week – As some of you know, in addition to working in the Admissions Office, I also teach Latin at Saint Ignatius and am something of a "word nerd." Thus, each week, I’ll sneak a vocabulary word (sometimes derived from Latin, sometimes not) into the e-blast. Here, then. is this week’s edition of the Etymology Word of the Week.
Definition: : “A situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives; any difficult or perplexing situation or problem.”
Origin/Derivation: From the Greek prefix di- meaning “two” and the Greek noun lemma meaning “premise, anything received or taken."
Related Words/Phrases: dialogue, dioxide, dimorphous, diptych
(All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)
“Old Saw” of the Week
See if you can “complete the phrase” of this time-worn (but true!) adage:
When the going gets tough…
the tough get going.
Caption: John Belushi, inspiring the troops in Animal House