Knight Errant

Errant is a peculiar word in the English language: it has two almost opposite meanings.  If I am a knight errant, I am a knight going about the manly purpose of saving damsels in distress, and doing honorable deeds.  I am onto doing things related to the Spanish ir, to go.

However, if I am an errant human being, I am doing the wrong thing.  I have sadly fallen into the situation where I am not helping that damsel at all, I am doing the sort of thing which is not honorable, but related to the Latin errare, to make a mistake or stray.

Believe me, ladies, I want to be the Knight errant, and so far into the past I have succeeded.  My model is a white-robed, stalwart man from two thousand years ago, who was born on Christmas Day.

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