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Apr 27, 2003This week's theme
Toponyms (words derived from place names)
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
[From Boeotia, a district in ancient Greece, noted for its thick air and the proverbial dullness of its people.]
"Such notions of Boeotian extravagance hold no sway in Whitehall, where
the most draconian Government cuts have been felt by one and all."
"She confides, 'I know the importance of symbolism and the value of making
the right gestures'--a rare truth in this repetitive, fuddled, Boeotian
and dispiriting autobiography."
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. -Leo Buscaglia, author (1924-1998)
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