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2009-04-22 13:50:31

U.S. singer and actress Jill Scott has given birth to a son, her representatives said. Baby Jett Hamilton Roberts was born Monday afternoon, E! News reported. The child is the first for Scott and her drummer fiance Lil' John Roberts, who announced in June 2008 they were engaged. Scott plays Botswanan detective Precious Ramotswe in the HBO series based on Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. Her film credits include Hounddog and Why Did I Get Married?

2008-07-16 15:00:39

By Hannah Stephenson Don't expect Last Night of the Proms at this Fringe gig ALEXANDER McCall Smith sat in the orchestra playing his bassoon with gusto, but noticed the sound coming from another musician didn't seem quite right. It wasn't sharp or flat or out of time. He looked over to see that his fellow musician was actually playing a completely different tune. Dissolving into fits of giggles as he recalls the story, the Merchiston-based best-selling author reveals: "He was...


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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