Feb 062019

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I saw this word in an email today:

Edgar Allan Poe is said to have called the 1841 story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” his first “tale of ratiocination.

noun | rat-ee-oh-suh-NAY-shun

1 : the process of exact thinking : reasoning

2 : a reasoned train of thought

  12 Responses to “Wondrous Words Wednesday”

  1. I was sitting here trying to pronounce that word when Carl walked in so I got a funny look. I understand the word but saying it is hard for me so I’m not sure I’d ever use it.

  2. I think I’m pronouncing it okay. My problem is knowing when I’m actually having a reasoned or exact thought. Oh well, it’s fun to think about.

  3. Interesting word, can’t say I’ve used it before.

  4. I don’t think I ever heard of this one, but it’s an interesting word with an interesting meaning.

  5. This is an excellent, new-to-me, too, word!

  6. Oh I like it!! I will be using it. I work for a natural gas company and what I do is help to optimize the operation of our pipelines to maximize revenue and minimize costs and fuel, while maintaining or increasing service to our customers. So I do ratiocination all day long!! Or so I am going to be telling everybody from now on.

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