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Words no one uses: ubiquitous

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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.


Author: Angelica Ross

Coffee addict, Post-It aficionado, Sharpie fanatic. I live and work in Pittsburgh, pin lots of recipes I'll never make, and I love the Oxford comma. Sometimes I write about advertising, other times I write about general life happenings; no matter what, I always try to entertain.

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