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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
What happens when you remove the letter ‘a’ from the front of the alphabet? You b-head it. Each of this week’s words sprouts another word when you behead it. Go ahead, try it. Decapitate these words. Decollate them. You won’t hurt a thing. Nor will the word-police arrest you for verbicide -- destroying (the meaning of) a word -- for in each instance you’ll be generating another word, a 100% guaranteed dictionary word.
noun: A poet or minstrel.
From Old English scop (poet, minstrel). Earliest documented use: 888.
“The modern poet’s vision would be more ambiguous, and much less happy, than that of the medieval scop.”
Adam Kirsch; Back to Basics; The New Yorker; May 11, 2009.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A teacher who is attempting to teach, without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron. -Horace Mann, educational reformer (4 May 1796-1859)