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2008-07-14 00:00:23

By Emma L. Carew, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 14--Ben Nebo knew his combination of majors -- Chinese, philosophy, and justice and peace studies -- wouldn't have recruiters beating down his door with high-paying job offers. So he joined the Peace Corps. Many of his friends, also with scattered degrees in liberal-arts studies that don't funnel directly into upwardly mobile careers, joined similar programs that send workers to do good in locales near and far. "They knew they didn't...

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2008-05-19 09:15:00

New research shows the surprising paths taken by forwarded messages through the InternetEveryone who has an e-mail account has probably received a forwarded chain letter promising good luck if the message is forwarded on to others--or terrible misfortune if it isn't. The sheer volume of forwarded messages such as chain letters, online petitions, jokes and other materials leads to a simple question--how do these messages reach so many people so quickly?New research into these forwarded...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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