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[qupte] From: Peirce Hammond (peirceiii yahoo.com)
Subject: Proem

There is a little known category of words that get confused with the words that get confused with well known words. So today's word, proem is readily confused with poem. But consider the word preom,[E.A.] easily taken to be a typo when one surely intended to write proem. That, however, would be an error when one was referring to the technique of rapid free association to clear one's mind just prior to meditation -- preom.
Peirce Hammond, Bethesda, Maryland [/quote]

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Bohemian

PRONUNCIATION: (bo-HEE-mee-uhn)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to Bohemia, its people, or languages.
2. Living an unconventional life.
3. Leading a wandering life.

noun:
1. A person (such as a writer or an artist) who lives an unconventional life.
2. A vagabond or wanderer.
3. A native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
4. The Czech dialects spoken in Bohemia.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French bohémien (Gypsy, vagabond), because Gypsies were believed to come from Bohemia or entered through Bohemia. Bohemia is a region in central Europe, now a part of the Czech Republic. Earliest documented use: 1579.
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BOHEMAN – A rugged guy named Derek.

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BOTHEMIAN - a bazr who plays two word games and occasionally transposes the rules of both smile

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BOPEMIAN - a discordant style jazz played by latter-day bohemians

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DAMSON

PRONUNCIATION: (DAM-zuhn, -suhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A variety of small plum (Prunus insititia) or its fruit.
2. A dark purple color.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin Prunum Damascenum (plum of Damascus), perhaps because it was first cultivated in Damascus or because it was introduced into Europe from Syria. Two other words coined after Damascus are damask and damascene. Earliest documented use: 1398.
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DAMSOON - the horrific deluge after the dam breaks

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Gretna Green

PRONUNCIATION: (GRET-nuh green)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A place where couples elope to to get married.
2. Such a wedding.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Gretna Green, a village in Scotland on the English border. English couples who had not reached the age of majority eloped to Gretna Green where such a wedding was permitted. A wedding was typically performed by a blacksmith in his shop. Earliest documented use: 1813.
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GRETNA GREED - a fishhouse just ouside the Union County line in Mississippi where calculating young ladies can marry rich old men without being designated "gold diggers".

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