“For Your Perusal”

“For Your Perusal”

Interesting word peruse. Almost as though you are looking for something, searching diligently in the text you are reading. Perhaps something complicated that requires your full concentration. It’s almost too much to think about this early in the morning! Though I did see a BBC documentary once that said the best “thinking” times of the day were between 8 am and 10 am.

The Oxford English Dictionary Definition for ‘peruse is to “read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way, to examine carefully or at length”. Has thinking about the word ‘peruse’ made you read this post more carefully instead of scanning it quickly? It’s a word we hardly ever use, we tend to just say we’ve read such and such. No need to peruse this post, it’s short enough to scan!

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