Word of the Day
- An utterance used in lulling to sleep.
- A lullaby.
- A song containing this word.
'Balow' may be an alteration 'Bas le loup!,' (down! there the wolf), from an old French lullaby. However, the OED says this is only conjecture.
Quote of the DayTo us, men of the West, a very strange thing happened at the turn of the century; without noticing it, we lost science, or at least the thing that had been called by that name for the last four centuries. What we now have in place of it is something different, radically different, and we don't know what it is. Nobody knows what it is.
- Simone Weil (1909 - 1943), French philosopher, mystic.