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2009-02-13 08:05:00

Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean's geography lesson for Ottawa school children was highlighted by her mistakenly naming a mountain range. The British queen's representative was hosting the lesson at her official residence Thursday, one year to the day before the Olympic Winter Games begin in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. Pointing to a projected map of the province, Jean referred to the mountain range nearest Vancouver as the Rocky Mountains. In the televised event, newly...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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