Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Word of the day

This one is courtesy the dictionary.com 'word of the day' feed on my Novell (formerly Ximian) Evolution summary page:

ribald, adj. -- derived from the Old French ribaud, from riber, "to be wanton," from Old High German riban, "to be amorous" (originally, "to rub"); uh, I see where this is going, and I won't continue down that road ...

Anyway -- meaning: "characterized by or given to vulgar humor; coarse."

Thank you dictionary.com.

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