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Education News Archive - December 21, 2006

By Joe DePriest, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Dec. 21--The mobile classroom looked dull from the outside. But the Caribbean Sea hit me as I walked through the front door. Eighth-grade teacher Ingrid Rockhead, 27, added a touch of Jamaica to her work space at York Chester Middle School.

Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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