Equivocate:Equivocate, of course, is a verb. The adjective the teacher was looking for is equivocal. I grabbed the nearest marker and made a note of this on the easel, and can only hope the correction reaches the eyes of the misled students.
"politicians speech contains equivocate statements"
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Of equivocal value
Every Thursday afternoon, I attend a meeting in a conference room that is apparently used for some kind of English class earlier in the day. I know this because there is an easel in the room with a different vocabulary word on it every week. Today's lesson, however, was rather disconcerting, as it read: