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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A female assistant, especially in an office, who does a wide variety of duties.
Patterned after man Friday in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Earliest documented use: 1928.
“What a glum little thing she is, pasty, with dark hair scraped back in a most unbecoming fashion. She seemed larger when I’d interviewed her -- more presence, more spark. ‘I’m looking for a girl Friday,’ I’d said, and she’d replied, ‘Well, I’m a Friday kind of girl.’”
Sandra Ireland; Bone Deep; Gallery Books; 2019.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world. -Charlotte Bronte, novelist and poet (1816-1855)