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  A new page in the book of life:  Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.

Words to keep
"I speak truth, not so much as I want to, but so much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older." —Michel de Montaigne (Essays)

English language
The words "the following ~ ", as in "Read the following question and answer", mean "the ~ after this" or "the ~ below this". One student, having received an e-mail message from her teacher instructing her to "do the following task", waited to receive another message. She later explained that she had thought "the following" meant "coming later". However, the intended meaning was "written below this sentence".

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  What word will complete each of the following sentences? (1) Write to me, * in a while. (2) It's not hard, * you get used to it. (3) They were * bitter enemies, but now they're friends. (4) You've tried that trick * too often!

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What archaeological find was made on the campus of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin, in the shadow of the Library?
A:  When workers started preparing the foundation for an addition to the Library in 2001, they unearthed some ancient burial jars.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
         Try it!
New challenge
(22 October)
  Try it!
(One day old)
  Try it!
Last chance!
(Two days old)
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