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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Crocodiles in Dundee: a rant.

This is from a report in The Telegraph online newspaper about tooth decay among Scottish children:

In terms of dental health, 170 children had to have teeth extracted every day in 2017.

Well, their mouths must have been horrifically overcrowded.

File:Nile crocodile head.jpg
photo by Leigh Bedford

Word To Use Today: tooth. The Old English for this word was tōth, which is basically the same word as the Latin dens.

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