Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Check this out!

This came up on

The word of the day is IMPOST -- from Latin imponere (to impose), from ponere (to place).

I think it's interesting that the same word that means "A tax or a similar mandatory payment" also means "the weight a horse must carry in a handicap race" or "the top part of a pillar of a wall, usually projecting in the form of an ornamental molding, on which an arch rests".

Isn't English an amazing language!

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