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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Sleepy; in an unusually deep sleep.
[From Latin sopor (a deep sleep). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swep- (to sleep) that is also the source of insomnia, hypnosis, and somnambulate (to walk in sleep).]
"We have a world-class orchestra and a world-class young conductor in
Esa-Pekka Salonen. Let's develop a world-class audience to enjoy their
music. This can be done by making certain that difficult music is heard
at concerts before the old chestnuts lull the 'music lovers' into their
customary soporose state."
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)