Friday, November 19, 2004

Subj: tocsin
Date: 11/19/04 12:00:28 PM Pacific Standard Time

Cool word of the day.

Discovered in, what else? Manalive, by GK Chesterton

Tocsin. An alarm sounded on a bell.

I learned at teaching school that you have to hear a word 200 times and
use it 500 times for it to become a permanent part of your vocabulary.
So get cracking. (hmm, that doesn't make sense.. maybe its the other
way around. I wondered if those numbers were for people who don't care
about words or who are a bit slow-- because I have words that I haven't
heard that many times in my so-called vocabulary).

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