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Pretty Ordinary!

October 17, 2017

Having been raised in the country, far from the hustle and bustle of the busier and more frenetic pace of an urban lifestyle, things were very simple and ordinary.   The demotic stories of my childhood are simple when compared to some of the older literary masterpieces that are told in a stiff and higher-flowing style.

demotic

\ dih-mot-ik \, adjective;

1.  of or relating to the ordinary, everyday, current form of a language; vernacular.

2.  of or relating to the common people; popular.
3.  of, relating to, or noting the simplified form of hieratic writing used in ancient Egypt between 700 b.c. and a.d. 500.

noun
4.  demotic script.
5.  (initial capital letter). Also called Romaic.   The Modern Greek vernacular (distinguished from Katharevusa ).

Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich and http://www.dictionary.com

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