Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Words in History

Then and Now Definitions of Words Used in History

  • broadcast
    • then: sow seeds with wide sweeping movement
    • now: spreading news
  • neck
    • then: parcel of land
    • now: part of body connecting head to body
  • nuisance
    • then: injury, harm
    • now: person/thing causing inconvenience
  • sophisticated
    • then: corrupted
    • now: wordily experience and knowledge of fashion and culture
  • balderdash
    • then: frothy liquid
    • now: nonsense

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