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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Post No Bills. Have you ever seen a wall with that notice pasted on it? That reminds me of books, manuals, and annual reports with a "blank" page bearing the text: "This page intentionally left blank." In the same vein, this week's A.Word.A.Day theme is intentionally left blank. Instead, I've selected a potpourri of interesting words to examine this week.
adjective: Relating to any innocent or carefree period in the past.
From Latin pre- (before) + lapsus (fall). The term refers to the period in the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve lost their innocence.
"Telluride [film festival] took place in the bucolic setting of the
Colorado mountains in the prelapsarian weeks prior to September 11."
History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure. -Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court Justice (1908-1993)