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relic : something that has survived from the past, such as an object or custom. The religious media frenzy of the last couple of weeks reminded me of another meaning for the word: 'part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy'. When I was...
- Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:47 am
- Forum: Good Word Suggestions
- Topic: Hagiographic/hagiographical
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1. A hagiography. 2. idealising its subject: said of a biography. Related: Hagiography: 1. a book or writing, or an assemblage of these, about the lives of saints. 2. Such books or writings as a field of study. Example: The book was authorised, not critical, and its intent was somewhat hagiographical.
- Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:25 am
- Forum: Etymology
- Topic: To Insure Prompt Service = TIPS
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Tipping is not common in Australia, except for fancy restaurants. I would rather prefer to have decent salaries from a start including in the prices over tipping at customers' discretion. It is interesting that tipping only seems to be common in restaurants. Have you ever received a tip for doing yo...
We do have a 'honesty jar' and a 'swearing jar' at work. If a tea cup is 50c and biscuits (cookies) 20c and one is paying with, say, five bucks one just puts the note in the jar and gets the change from there.