Still, I suppose it's also true that the beautiful smug people won't worry; and that the rest of us tend to follow wistfully, if hopelessly, in their steps; and also that words stop having any meaning if they're used wrongly often enough.
So it shouldn't be a surprise that it seems to have worked out, after all.
Word To Use Today: acne. This skin condition is sometimes called, rather splendidly, acne vulgaris. It should really be called acme, because it comes from a misreading by medical men in the 1800s of the Greek akmē, eruption of the skin.
Hey, I wonder if the clothes label is a misreading of acme?