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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A person, object, group, etc. that serves as an emblem or symbol.
From Ojibwe/Ojibwa language of the Algonquian language family in North America. Earliest documented use: 1609.
“The Beats, so long a totem of countercultural cool, now seem anomalous, even old-school.”
Peter Murphy; The Beats That My Heart Skipped; Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland); Jul 1, 2017.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing. -Leigh Hunt, poet and essayist (19 Oct 1784-1859)