Apr 23 2023

Word of the day

Given my weakness for footnotes, I can see me using this one I picked up while reading a review of an SF novel quite a bit…

EXCURSUS noun | formal

a detailed discussion or explanation of a subject, which is separate from the main subject that is being written or talked about:

Before discussing this a short historical excursus will be necessary to explain how it all came about.

The case histories include an 11-page excursus on Latin.

[Via Tor.com review by Liz Bourke of Unconquerable Sun]