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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
anile (AN-yl, AY-nyl) adjective
Of or like an old woman.
[From Latin anilis, from anus old woman.]
"The desire of AngloSaxon Australians to avoid `giving offence' through
the spoken word is amply seen in compulsory speech codes in the ABC and
the universities. They are, in (Robert) Hughes' words, `the anile
priggishness of the Puritan marm, lips pursed, seeking nits to pick.'"
"Before she is able to act, a bell tolls. The anile amah brings her a card."
Senile is the male equivalent of today's word.
He acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)