Word of the Day
- The throttle or windpipe.
- To throttle; strangle.
The origin of this word is obscure. It is too early to be an alteration of 'throttle.'
Quote of the DayThe pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced—by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980), U.S. psychologist.