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Did you know… the meaning of “Rosa mundi”?

     It all began with the word rosarian. A week ago, I was flipping through the pages of my latest purchase, when there it was, in the short biographical description of the author. Among other things, it seemed the novelist … Continue reading

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Did you know… the origin of the word “panic”?

     There is a wonderfully expressive colloquialism in French that goes: “Je me coucherai moins bête ce soir!” which literally translates as “I’ll be going to bed less stupid tonight!”, i.e. I’ve learned something since waking up this morning. Two … Continue reading

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