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AWADmail Issue 284December 9, 2007
A Weekly Compendium of Feedback on the Words in A.Word.A.Day and Other Interesting Tidbits about Words and Languages
From: Anu Garg (words wordsmith.org)
From: Gordon Tully (gordon.tully gmail.com)
The word immediately calls to mind a patent "medicine" sold just after the 2nd World War in the U.S., called "Serutan", a laxative, which is "natures" spelled backward.
From: Israel P (israelp pikholz.org)
Faster than a speeding mullet.
superficies (soo-puhr-FISH-ee-eez) noun
From: Dee Sugar (zeess aol.com)
Words are my wings,... and fueled by you
When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly, -- as that a sentence must never end with a particle, -- and perceive how implicitly even the learned obey it, I think -- Any fool can make a rule And every fool will mind it. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)