A WORD IN TH ISOLATED HAND: ELLIPSIS
Here we go, into an ellipsis ... hoping one day there’ll be a full stop.
A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd
Having police and soldiers patrolling our streets to keep citizens confined to their homes, however necessary and voluntary these measures may be, is a reality that elides comprehension.
Elide, incidentally, began its English life as a legal term meaning to annul, which came from the Latin elidere, meaning to force out.
Elide, in literature, has turned into a more slippery word, one that bucks and twists and squirms as it tries to evade being pinned down into a meaningful lockdown snack...