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2011-08-06 05:20:00

In a year where their online gaming network was hacked, the credit card numbers of customers were compromised, and their popular video game console was forced offline for a considerable amount of time, Sony was presented with a dubious award for the "Most Epic Fail" of the year. The award, known as a "Pwnie" -- fashioned after a small horse and named in honor of the slang term for totally dominating someone -- was presented to the Japanese electronics giant during a Thursday gathering of...


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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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