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Jan 12, 2001
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dekko
ait
bijou
horst
dotty

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dotty

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adjective:
1. Mentally unbalanced; crazy. Amusingly eccentric or unconventional. Ridiculous or absurd.
2. Having a feeble or unsteady gait; shaky.
3. Obsessively infatuated or enamored.

[Probably alteration of Scots dottle, silly, from Middle English doten, to dote.]

"Woodward and Holm play Martha and Abbey, the dotty old sisters who serve elderberry wine laced with poison to unsuspecting tea-time visitors, then bury the stiffs in their basement."
Robert Osborne; Baldwin Serves Up His Staged Readings With Taste of 'Arsenic'; Hollywood Reporter; Nov 1, 2000.

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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

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