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Listening to podcasts on the weekend I TWICE heard the word, amanuensis during panel discussions. It MUST be a word, because Firefox didn't underline it. I have to admit I don't think I've encountered it. Or if I have, I just bleeped over it and imagined the context. Now I am going to use it when I can, but I have no use for it. I should search our tech notes to see if Thesaurus-tech has been using it.


Did you hear there is an avocado crime-wave in New Zealand?

It makes me think of this very NSFW Oglaf comic.

I mean, what's more strangely adorable than an avocado begging for sex? "Sex with Avocado! Sex with Avocado!"

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Yeah, 'amanuensis' is fancy Latin for a person who inspires and assists you in creating The Awesome.
I guess it's the clever word of the month in that secret club that all panel people belong to. Or maybe they all read Reader's Digest and it's in the latest issue.

It was BBC's In Our Time. I don't think it was Melvyn Bragg, himself, but panelists. Ha! Maybe they were talking aloud the RD edition of Tess of the D'Ubervilles :)

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