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Apr 26, 2018This week’s theme
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Someone who is very fond of teddy bears or collects them.
From Greek arctos (bear) + -phile (lover). Ultimately from the Indo-European root rtko- (bear), which also gave us arctic (literally, of the bear), the name Ursula (diminutive of Latin ursa: bear), and ursiform (like a bear). Earliest documented use: 1970.
“I am a past president of the American Society of Teddy Bear Collectors and have contributed dozens of articles to Teddy Bear Review and other arctophile journals.”
Clifford Chase; Winkie; Grove Press; 2006.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There never was night that had no morn. -Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, poet and novelist (20 Apr 1826-1887)
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