# Word for the Day



It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere! When something seems like it’s present in all places at the same time, reach for the adjective ubiquitous.


“Cities like Singapore aim to cloak themselves in ubiquitous, free Wi-Fi in the next few years,” The Wall Street Journal reported recently — meaning that those savvy Singaporeans will find a wireless connection everywhere they go. The word, comes from the Latin ubique, meaning — you guessed it — “everywhere.” The usual pronunciation is “yoo-BIK-wih-tihs,” but Joseph Heller must have had the older variant “ooh-BIK-wih-tihs” in mind when he wrote in Catch-22 that a character “padded through the shadows fruitlessly like an ubiquitous spook.”



Thanks to Vocabulary.com

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