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Education News Archive - December 17, 2005

By Marc Geller, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas Dec. 17--McALLEN -- Monsignor Juan Nicolau still remembers the sadness nearly six decades ago when his parents sent him to the seminary in his native city of Mallorca, Spain. "I was 9 years old," he said.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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