Make Your Point


Make Your Point is a daily vocabulary e-mail service. Sign up (it’s free) and get an email every day with a new word, along with a definition, advice about how to use it, and examples to help you remember and use the word.

Here’s a recent example:


Some of the things that are included in your mail:



My “recycling”:

Instead of incessantly checking our phones for new LINE messages or news alerts, one good new year’s resolution is: “I will wait at least 5 minutes after sitting down on a train to check my phone.”

Although — or maybe because — Donald Trump spoke incessantly for years about his belief that Barack Obama was not born in the US and was therefore an illegitimate president, he spent his first days in office desperately trying to convince Americans that his inaugural crowd was bigger than Obama’s, somehow proving his own legitimacy despite the fact that he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.