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Word of the Day: Expurgate and Expurgation

Jul 12, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

Word of the Day: Expurgate and Expurgation

by Jul 12, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day0 comments

1.      to remove something offensive or morally wrong from a printed or published work
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
Walt Whitman, 1819-1892
1.      an act or instance of ridding a source of morally offensive content
Daily life is an ongoing adaptation process of imprinting our memory’s storage center with useful data and the ceaseless expurgation of undesirable facts, exfoliation of destructive thoughts, and weeding out annoying emotional quirks that seemingly sprout out of thin air.
From ‘Dead Toad Scrolls’ by Kilroy J. Oldster, ?-

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

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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