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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
This week's theme: words with hidden animals.
bulimia (boo-LIM-ee-uh, byoo-) noun
1. Excessive or insatiable appetite.
[From New Latin bulimia, from Greek boulimia, from bous (ox) + limos (hunger).]
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Literally speaking, bulimia is ox hunger. It's not clear whether it means one could eat like a bull, or eat a whole bull. It's also known as boulimia, bulimia nervosa, bulimarexia, binge-purge syndrome.
It's a strange world where some eat and then throw it up, while there are millions who go to bed hungry, even in a rich nation like the USA.
"Eating disorders are also a daily subject for viewers of the prime-time
soap opera 'The Pages of Our Lives,' in which a 15-year-old ballet
dancer suffers from bulimia, secretly making herself vomit after eating
to keep her weight down."
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers. -Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author (1955- )
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