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Thursday, 29 August 2019

The ultimate gift: a rant.

Ghislaine* Maxwell has been in the news. I'd never heard of her before, but as far as I can gather her main claim to fame is that she goes to parties a lot.

But now, having glimpsed a headline in the Telegraph newspaper, I have discovered that Ghislaine Maxwell is actually the ultimate philanthropist.

Ghislaine Maxwell donated to hospital 
where Epstein victim was treated after 
alleged sexual assault

Well, she must be the ultimate philanthropist (greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends**) unless she has some jolly dodgy acquaintances, anyway.

Oh dear.

Word To Use Today: donate. The Latin word dōnum means gift. 

*Ghislaine can be pronounced in various ways, but there's general agreement that the g is hard, as in get, and the s is silent, as is isle. Ghee-LAYN, or ghee-LENN, or g'LENN are none of them wrong. 

**John 15:13.

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