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typhoon (tye-FOON) noun
A tropical cyclone in the northwest Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line.
[From Cantonese toi fung, from Mandarin tai (great) + feng (wind) by influence of other terms (Greek typhon, Arabic/Urdu/Hindi tufan, et al.)]
Now you know what feng shui has in common with typhoon.
"Research has shown that one way to make peers feel inferior is to deny
them the opportunity to have their say. Which is why getting trapped by
a talking typhoon can leave you feeling defeated and dominated."
"South Korea's most powerful typhoon on record left at least 110 people
dead or missing and drove 25,000 from their homes, knocking down
buildings, tossing ships and giant cranes around like toys and triggering
This week's theme: words originating in Cantonese.
Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books! -Charles de Montesquieu, philosopher and writer (1689-1755)