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Word of the Day: Decorum

Oct 4, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

de-co-rum / di-ˈkȯr-əm
 
noun
 
1.      dignified speech or behavior
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
Abbie Hoffman, 1936-1989
 
2.      a particular sense of order
In golf, the customs and etiquette and decorum are as important as the rules of play.
Bobby Jones, 1902-1971
 
3.      plural, the correct and polite ways in which one should behave
I have a mortal terror at the apprehension of offending against decorums.
from the play ‘The Way of the World’ by William Congreve, 1670-1729

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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