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This week's theme: desserts used metaphorically.
ambrosia (am-BROE-zhuh) noun
1. In classical mythology, the food of the gods.
2. Something very pleasing to taste or smell.
3. A dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut.
[From Latin, from Greek ambrotos, from a- (not) + mbrotos (mortal). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mer- (to rub away or to harm) that is also the source of morse, mordant, amaranth, morbid, mortal, mortgage, and nightmare.]
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"Along with the celebrity eats, the volunteers have also collected some good stories about the ambrosia that fuels the gods of rock." Katie Menzer; More Than a Feeding; The Dallas Morning News (Texas); Nov 24, 2006.
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. -Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate (1918-1988)
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