Tuesday, April 24, 2007

They shave the heads of the novitiates, poor girls!

Got your attention! This is not the title of a Father Dowling mystery, but an ad of sorts for one of our newly listed Writer's Resources. [see left]. The Oxford English Dictionary [OED] word of the day features not only a word but info about etymology, proper usage, etc. Today, no surprise, the word of the day is "novitiate." If you are wondering why notiviates get their heads shaved, go to the OED; "go look it up," as your fourth grade teacher used to say.

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