Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Some Words (or Phrases) are Better Than Others.....

Today's Word of the Day

Deus ex machina: an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.

I'm not sure it is "a" word, but a phrase - but still - it is a phrase that can really impress your family and friends. Pronounce it this way - DAY-uhs-eks-MAH-kuh-nuh

And a thought of the day to go with it: "In times of affluence and peace, with technology that always seems to arrive like a deus ex machina to solve any problem, it becomes easy to believe that life is perfectible."
-- Stephanie Gutmann, The Kinder, Gentler Military

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