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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Something having both good and bad parts.
From a cartoon in Punch magazine (London, UK) in which a timid curate (a junior clergy member), when served a stale egg at a bishop's table, tries to assure his host that parts of the egg are edible. Earliest documented use: 1905.
"One act of sportsmanship by London Irish and a moment's opportunism by Saracens separated these two sides after a curate's egg of a match."
David Llewellyn; Saracens 24 London Irish 20; The Independent (London, UK); Nov 25, 2007.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, and author (1872-1970)