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A.Word.A.Day--dilli

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This week's theme: yours to discover.

dilli or dilly (DIL-ee) noun

Someone or something that is remarkable or unusual.

[Shortening of delightful or delicious.]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"You're the most impossible man I ever met. And I've met some dillies." Raymond Chandler; Playback; Hamish Hamilton; 1958.

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Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything -- anything -- be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in. -Sam Harris, author (1967- )

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