What a Word

> The curriculum of the M.Div. degree, therefore, seeks to **[inculcate](http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2003/06/23.html)** in students knowledge and ability to …

To teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction. Inculcate is from Latin inculcare, “to tread upon, to force upon,” from in-, “in, on” + calcare, “to trample,” from calx, calc-, “heel.”

That is, to inculcate is to grind a concept into somebody, preferably with the heel. Wowsers.

*”Mommy… I don’t wanna be inculcated.”
“Hush child, it’s good for you.”*

Author: KB French

Formerly many things, including theology student, mime, jr. high Latin teacher, and Army logistics officer. Currently in the National Guard, and employed as a civilian... somewhere

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