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2005-07-28 07:29:17

By Ceri Radford ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - The sound of "yo yo yo lue lu" conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district. Yodelling, long seen by outsiders as a caricature of out-dated Alpine kitsch, is undergoing a renaissance among an urban generation seeking to reconnect with their roots. "It's traditionally Swiss," says 36-year-old architect Eva Guhl,...

2005-07-27 07:35:00

ZUG, Switzerland -- The sound of 'yo yo yo lue lu' conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district. Yodelling, long seen by outsiders as a caricature of out-dated Alpine kitsch, is undergoing a renaissance among an urban generation seeking to reconnect with their roots. "It's traditionally Swiss," says 36-year-old architect Eva Guhl, echoing other members of the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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