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Sunday, 11 October 2020

Sunday Rest: amygdaline. Word Not To Use Today.

 Honestly, it makes things difficult enough that bovine describes something to do with cattle, and murine something to do with mice; but at least bōs is Latin for ox, and mūs is the Latin for mouse, so all you have to do is get yourself acquainted with a language current in Rome a couple of thousand years ago and you can quite easily work out what it all means. But amygdaline?

Well, amygdala is the Latin for almonds, so what does amygdaline describe?

Yes, that's right, it's something to do with the...

...tonsils.

Bah!

Word Not To Use Today: amygdaline. Look, just don't use it, okay?



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