Tuesday, September 17, 2013
"HE USED WORDS LIKE EPHEMERAL"
My client said that after getting to know the assistant, he felt the assistant was more qualified than himself and should have been given the position previously. He said, "He was a real intellectual; he used words like ephemeral!" I chuckled and my client asked if I knew the word. I gave him my definition: "Short-lived, momentary, brief, transitory, fleeting." He said, "Use it in a sentence."
As we had been listening to Mario Lanza singing Valencia earlier that day, I said, "Before there were phonograph records, music was an ephemeral art."
After hearing about his friend, I said, "He must be the most magnanimous person you've ever known."
My client said, "He would have liked that word!"