When was the word ‘condominium’ first applied to apartment block residences?

This article, featured today, is about the island of Faisans in the historic Spanish town of Hondarribia. Every six months the island changes ownership between France and Spain under the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659). Apparently, this is the true meaning of the word ‘condominium’ : Definition of condominium [plural condominiums also condominia] play \ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-ə\ … Read more

“how ever” vs “however”

I’m writing a short anthology for an English class that requires a reflection. In the reflection, I state, “…let’s the poem be interpreted how ever the reader feels fit…”, I understand that the word can be used in different ways depending on the meaning one is looking for, as well as the fact that “ever” … Read more

“others” vs. “rest”

Here is a quote from a menu: Our eclairs always come in a wide range of different flavors. We keep our most popular available all year round while others rotate and change seasonally. I’m concerned that the others can be misinterpreted as “in other restaurants” in this case. How can I avoid this possible ambiguity? … Read more

How does “aboriginal” mean “unsophisticated”?

A list of SAT vocabulary words from www.FreeVocabulary.com gives the following definition for the word aboriginal: aboriginal adj. Primitive; unsophisticated. I know that aboriginal means a person or group of people who have been living beforehand or the first people to live in a certain region. How does it mean “unsophisticated”? Answer aboriginal OED a. … Read more