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Words of the Day — October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012 - Scott Viau
Watershed — WATER-SHED — a ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different waters, or an event marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs self-deprecating — SELF-DEP-rih-KAY-ting — critical of oneself, often humorously

Example: "Phyllis Diller, who died recently, was considered by The Los Angeles Times as a successful watershed in a male-dominated world of stand-up comedy, paving the way for people like Joan Rivers & Ellen DeGeneres, but she'll be remembered most for her self-deprecating one-liners: 'I spent seven hours at the beauty parlor, and that was just for the estimate.'"

 
 

 

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