Posted by: episystechpubs | February 4, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Jejune

Good morning! Today I have an article for you, but first I would like to introduce you to our newest editor, Ben Ritter. Ben has been with us for a few months now and it is time to initiate him into the Editor’s Corner with a huzzah and hurrah! Ben graduated from the University of California, Irvine, majoring in English and minoring in Film & Media Studies. Ben was the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, a book editor, and a QA tester in his life before Symitar. I’m happy to have him as part of the Kara, Donna, and Jackie editing team!

Now, on to my blurb for today:

The other evening I was catching up on Downton Abbey and watching Lady Violet glide through the mansion while casually dropping insults upon people. At one point she referred to someone as “jejune” and I had no idea what that meant, so I thought I’d check up on the Dowager Countess of Grantham’s vocabulary.

jejune

  1. naive, simplistic, and superficial.
  2. (of ideas or writings) dry and uninteresting.

Etymology:

Early 17th century: from Latin jejunus ‘fasting, barren.’ The original sense was ‘without food,’ hence ‘not intellectually nourishing.’

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