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The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.



Friday, 25 March 2011

Word To Use Today: baboon.

Well, we're all different.

When a stag is thinking about having children, it bellows a lot and fights the other stags.

When a man is thinking about having children, he worries a lot and gets a mortgage.

When a baboon is thinking about having children, it grows an enormous bright red bottom.

Makes the mortgage option seem quite palatable, really.

Word To Use Today: baboon. This word is from babewyn, meaning gargoyle, and from the Old French baboue, which means grimace. The word is also related to the Old French babine, a thick lip.

I think this is a bit unfair, myself. Baboons really do need their long faces because they eat lots and lots of grass.

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