Michael Gerson points out that John McCain’s nomination is also something of a miracle. The column, while interesting in itself, is notable in that it uses the word syzygy. That’s the first time I have ever come across that word apart from a game of Scrabble. Coming from the Greek word for “yoke,” it refers to three different planets lining up in a straight line. (Yes, I had to look it up.)
Your assignment for today, class, is to find a way to use that word in the course of your normal conversation.