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2014-11-20 origin of "Wow!":

 Hello,  I hope that you're having a fine weekend.  Please forgive the delayed response.  I've been a bit under the weather.    I have always thought 'wow' to be onamonapiac, that is ,an imitation of

2014-07-17 Meaning of Word "Eulogy":

 Hello, I hope you're having a fine week.    Originally a eulogy was a formal oration in praise of someone.   In more recent usage, it has come to mean 'a speech or piece   of writing that praises someone

2014-06-12 Testimonial:

 Hello,  I hope that you are having a fine week.       A testimonial may be written or verbal; whichever is requested.  However, in my experience, a student applying for a professional position or for

2014-04-30 Hindi:

Hello,  I hope you are  having a fine week,          Here are some English words of Hindi origin:        Jodhpurs, Nirvana, Maharajah, Shampoo, Thug, Typhoon, Yoga,Sorbet, Cummerbund, Guru, Dinghy,Chushy

2014-03-15 peas/ant:

 Hello, I hope you are having a fine weekend,       You are so right;  Most dictionaries provide definitions but are weak on etymology.    Barnhart's Dictionary of Etymology is considered an excellent

 

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