\ sa-KAHD \, noun;
1.The movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading.
2.The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
Can you see why the Word of the Day is something we should all receive? Who knew there was a word for the movement of the eye while reading? It’s perfectly brilliant, this sort of education, that opens our world and shortens our use of words because we no longer have to say… “his eyes were moving because he was reading.” But now we can say, “his eyes were saccading. Saccading is the movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change.”
Well, it lengthens our use of words. But it’s still terribly fascinating.