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May 4, 2011
This week's theme
Biblical characters who became words

This week's words
jonah
jezebel
jehu
judas
jorum

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jehu

PRONUNCIATION:
(JEE-hyoo, -hoo)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A fast driver.
2. A driver of a cab.

ETYMOLOGY:
After King Jehu in the Old Testament, known for driving his chariot furiously. He had Jezebel killed. Earliest documented use: 1682.

USAGE:
"The jehu cabby was charged with street betting."
Robert Hale; Undercover Cop Nabs Gamblers; Malvern Gazette (UK); May 8, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Every man possesses three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he really has, and that which he believes he has. -Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, novelist and journalist (1808-1890)

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