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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Mary's gold: a rant.

You're just taking the mickey, now.

I mean, where do African marigolds come from? 

Central America.

The French marigold?

Mexico.

The English or Scottish marigold?

Southern Europe.

Look, no one can say I don't rather enjoy the odd quirk of language, but this is going way, way too far, you know.

Got it?

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Photo by Tracy Ducasse

Word To Use Today: marigold. This word appeared in English in the 1300s and is a form of Mary's (as in the Virgin Mary) gold.

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