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2010-03-04 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that red roses say "I love you." But did you know that orchids say "passion" and that ivy signifies "fidelity?" For centuries, people have used flowers to express emotions.

2008-06-18 15:00:08

By BARRY FUGATT I'm no linguist, but I enjoy words, particularly spoken words. Growing up in South Louisiana, I would to listen to old Cajun men swap colorful stories about wars, droughts and the storms of nature and life. They were mostly uneducated men, at least by modern academic standards.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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