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Next to the bottom for most people, this "penultimate" sighting is at the top for me

"Hi. My name is Scott, and I'm a language geek."

"Hi, Scott!"

I fully admit that I'm a language geek. I really try not to be a jerk about it, instead just expressing joy in the times that language is used well.

"Penultimate" is a word that I most often see or hear misused, usually to mean something like "the most ultimate." There's also an iPad app by that name, which appears to be something related to a "pen."

The actual definition, of course, is much more pedestrian: "Next to the last."

So my geeky grammarian heart was filled with joy when I saw this:


Thank you, Google. You made my day.