Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Words in History

Then and Now:  Word Definitions
  • evil
    • then:  uppity
    • now:  malevolent and immoral
  • fizzle
    • then:  act of producing quiet flatulence
    • now:  failing at things
  • cell
    • then:  jail
    • now:  phone
  • sly
    • then:  skillful, clever
    • now:  sneaky and deceitful
  • fathom
    • then:  to encircle with one's arms
    • now:  to understand after much thought


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