Dais—A Special Word Often Mispronounced

Daïs is another of these special words I associate with early reading experience. […]

Dastard and Dastardly


Henry Raeburn’s portrait of Sir Walter Scott

My first encounter with the word dastard came in eighth grade when I read Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott in English class.

For younger readers who may have missed out on a basic literary education because of the demands of standardized testing, I’d better give […]