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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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"In the Orthodox Churches they have kept that pristine liturgy, so beautiful. We have lost a bit the sense of adoration. They keep, they praise God, they adore God, they sing, time doesn’t count. God is the center, and this is a richness …"
— Pope Francis (8/2/2013)

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.


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