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Friday, 4 December 2015

Word To Use Today: spelunker.

So, what's a spelunker

A young man with a passion for spelling?

Another name for a magician?

Well, no. A spelunker is someone with a passion, and it is quite likely to be someone young (almost certainly in heart, anyway). And as for magic...well, look at this:

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 Wonder Cave of Kromdraai, South Africa. Photo by Rudolph  Bothar 

and this:  

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Metro Cave/Te Ananui Cave. Photo by Pseudopanax

Yes, a spelunker is someone whose hobby is the exploration and study of caves.

And who wouldn't be a spelunker if they got the chance?

Word To Use Today: spelunker. This word comes from the Greek spēlunx, cave.

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