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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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We sternly urge adherence to the established norms by those who raise an uproar or a challenge in the name of a misunderstood creative freedom, and thus inflict so much harm on the Church with their rash innovations, so vulgar, so frivolous—and sometimes even lamentably profane. Otherwise the essence of dogma and obviously of ecclesiastical discipline will be weakened, in line with the famous axiom: "lex orandi, lex credendi." We therefore call for absolute loyalty so that the rule of faith may remain safe.
— Pope Paul VI (27 June 1977)

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Learn A New Word, See It Within 24 Hours (4)
published 23 April 2012 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’ve written about this subject before, here, here, and here. Whenever one learns a new word, one will see it within 24 hours. This used to happen to me once a month. Now it seems to happen every 2-3 days. It is getting ridiculous.

On Saturday night, I spent time speaking to a friend. For quite some time, we discussed two words: “epoch” (which he missed in a 4th grade spelling bee) and “homogeneous,” which several of my graduate professors used to misuse on a regular basis.

Within 24 hours, what do I see while reading a 1933 edition of Caecilia? Within a space of two pages (page 301 and page 303), I read the following.

Update

We also discussed the word “meme.” Look at the spam comment posted within 24 hours: