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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
From Old French souser (to pickle). Earliest documented use: verb: 1387, noun: 1391.
“The one named to be King was soused and drenched with laundry-water by his fellows until he could contrive to make one of his persecutors laugh.”
Kyril Bonfiglioli; All the Tea in China; Secker & Warburg; 1978.
“W.C. Fields wasn’t always a drunk. ... Only later when he became a comedian did Fields also become a souse.”
Mark Jacob; 10 Things You Might Not Know About: Drunkenness; Chicago Tribune; Oct 5, 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:H. sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions. -Joyce Carol Oates, writer (b. 16 Jun 1938)