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  A new page in the book of life:  Friday, 25 April, 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
"Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song." —Rachel Carson (Silent Spring) (1962) – on destruction of the natural environment

English language
Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot realizes that a certain woman has lived in America when he hears her say, "I can call my lawyer long-distance." Poirot explains that a speaker of British English would ordinarily say "make a trunk call to my solicitor".

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  The sentence "I was stolen my wallet" is incorrect. How can we make it correct while keeping I and stolen?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What's Fukuoka Jo Gakuin's contribution to fashion in Japan?
A:  The introduction of the "middie blouse" (a sailor-style blouse) as part of a high-school uniform for girls.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
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