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2004-09-14 | 10:59 p.m.

there was no murmuring of mantras or burning of sage, but there was a dumping of the candy and chocolate stash to mark the beginning of the ides of september: i'd better eat better; i'd better not have secret sweets within arm's reach; i'd better not kid myself that calorie intake is unrelated to weight, etc.

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today on one of those nerdy national public radio game shows where erudite types show off their crackerjack wit and grasp of obscure vocabulary words, i found out that the word "posh" (according to some) came from the phrase "port out, starboard home."

the cabins on mid-19th century passenger ships between england and india supposedly distinguished the more desirable land view cabins (coming and going) with the acronym "POSH." might be a whole lot of hooey, but i like that explanation.

in my next entry, we will discuss the etymological origins of the words "baby," "scary, "ginger" and "sporty."

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take a peek at these - (c) 2000-2003 nictate:

health tip
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2004-11-17

catcher in the wry
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