I was thinking a while ago about words that no one uses, words that come up once in a blue moon.
Like “ubiquitous.” Merriam Webster tells us that it is an adjective and you pronounce it: \yü-ˈbi-kwə-təs\
It also tells us that it means “existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : widespread.”
Now, talk about irony. It’s a word that means that it’s fairly prevalent and constantly “out there” yet everyone forgets about this word. I was at a New Year’s Eve party last night where the invitation was a red Solo cup. A college staple (though it was a non-college party). These cups are everywhere that a party happens to be. In fact, a red Solo cup is basically the symbol for “party.” That just proves how ubiquitous red Solo cups are, and how synonymous they are for “good drinking times” (though that’s a word for another post).
Poor ubiquitous. Always there, never remembered.
You learn (remember?) something new every day.