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Postby eberntson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:56 pm

Shoot! I should have posted before the day of the dead, but here it is anyways. Was reading a poem about a mummy, I knew it was a French word, but came late to English.

It should be noted that many disease became ramped in Europe after mummies were used as medicine and as fuel in steam locomotives, especially in England. Lots of outbreaks of anthrax and such. At least the fuel was cheap in the short run, and I would think mummies are renewable and carbon neutral footprint energy.


mum·my noun \ˈmə-mē\
plural mummies
Definition of MUMMY

1
a : a body embalmed or treated for burial with preservatives in the manner of the ancient Egyptians
b : a body unusually well preserved
2
: one resembling a mummy
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Origin of MUMMY

Middle English mummie powdered parts of a mummified body used as a drug, from Anglo-French mumie, from Medieval Latin mumia mummy, powdered mummy, from Arabic mūmiya bitumen, mummy, from Persian mūm wax
First Known Use: 1615
Last edited by eberntson on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: mummy

Postby Slava » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:34 pm

Going out on a limb here, but I suspect that "does ease" should probably be "diseases". :wink:
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Re: mummy

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:59 pm

Biit weird post. Makes me wonder whether mummiies is the feminine of puppies?
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Re: mummy

Postby eberntson » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:46 am

@Slava: Thanks, you are correct, I've corrected the spelling errors. (Darn spelling auto correct ^&^#@/*?%@#).

Weird post? True, I would say "macabre" too, now that I look at it a day later.

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