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A.Word.A.Day--tohubohu

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This week's theme: odd-looking words.

tohubohu (TOH-hoo-BO-hoo) noun

Chaos; confusion.

[From Hebrew tohu wa-bhohu, from tohu (formlessness) and bhohu (emptiness).]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"Our problem is tohubohu. Our industry is drowning in it. But somehow, even with all the confusion and disorder, we manage to develop systems." Jerrold Grochow; Take a Little Tohubohu Off the Top; Software Magazine (Englewood, Colorado); Nov 1995.

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"Hey, it's '007," as James Bond said, "Cheers!" -Sacha Molitorisz, columnist (1969- ), in Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 3, 2007

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