Some of the content here is old and remains relatively popular.

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Hubris

When I first posted on this domain it was sort of a joke. Exolete is an obsolete word meaning obsolete that I enjoyed when I came across in The Anatomy of Melancholy. But years later, with many vain, superfluous, corrupt things out of date here, it felt uncomfortably as though the joke was on me.