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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Thing To Do Today: be lax.

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We're only human.

We could be thinner, fitter, more knowledgeable and perhaps even nicer people...

...but here we are.

Ah well.

After all, how can we seize the day if the day is fully booked?

Thing Probably To Do Today: be lax. This word comes from the Latin laxus, loose, and at first, charmingly, was used with reference to the bowels.

Nowadays, flower clusters are lax if they are loosely arranged, and speech sounds tend to be lax if they're unstressed and over quickly.



 

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