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Latest Sound of the Underground Stories

2008-07-25 15:00:47

By Gary Flockhart FOR ones gifted to the planet through the curious voting pulses of a Saturday night television audience - and therefore expected to go spectacularly to pieces, with public backlash and rapid disintegration within a matter of months, a la Hear'say and One True Voice - Girls Aloud have not done so badly for themselves.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.