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Thursday, 12 November 2020

Closing the gap: a rant.

 Our branch of the bank used to be close, but now they've decided to close it, it won't be.

Sometimes I wish I wrote in some other language.

Word To Use Today: close. The word meaning shut arrived in the 1200s from France: clos means enclosed, from the Latin clausus, shut up, from claudere, to close.

By the late 1300s other meanings attached to the Old French clos, such as confined, and concealed and secret, had begun to emerge. Fairly soon the word came to have the sense of closing the gap between two things, and from there it came, by the later 1400s, to mean nearby.

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