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2008-07-26 12:00:52

By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 26--The story of two girls accidentally switched at birth at a Prairie du Chien, Wis., hospital will air on the public radio show "This American Life" this weekend. Martha Miller and Susan McDonald left the Old San Hospital with the wrong families on a summer day in 1951 and didn't find out until age 43, said Sarah Koenig, a producer of "This American Life." One of the mothers, Mary Miller, knew she didn't have the right baby from the day she brought...


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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