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Jan 8, 2008This week's theme
Whose what? (animal edition)
This week's words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
dog's letter (dogz LET-uhr) noun
The letter R.
[From Latin littera canina, literally dog's letter. In Latin the sound of the letter R was trilled. Think Grrr! of a snarling dog. A good example of a trilling R is none other that the Spanish word for a dog: perro.]
"There is only the difference of the dog's letter between friend and fiend."
Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. -Miguel de Unamuno, philosopher and writer (1864-1936)
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