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Feb 11, 2021
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This week’s words
glossophobia
agathokakological
pensum
perlage
sialoquent

perlage
“A Glass of Champagne”

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with Anu Garg

perlage

PRONUNCIATION:
(PUHR-lizh/lazh)

MEANING:
noun: The assemblage of bubbles, in a glass of champagne, for example.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French perlage, from perle (pearl). Earliest documented use: 1983.

USAGE:
“He was studying the exact point at which the wave ... its outermost edge trimmed with a delicate perlage ... evaporated into nothingness.”
Alessandro Baricco (translation: Alastair McEwen); Ocean Sea; Knopf; 2000.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. -Thomas Edison, inventor (11 Feb 1847-1931)

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