Thursday, November 20, 2003

An appropriate word of the day

given the news article below.'s word of the day is interlard:

interlard \in-tuhr-LARD\, transitive verb:
To insert between; to mix or mingle; especially, to introduce
something foreign or irrelevant into; as, "to interlard a
conversation with oaths or allusions."

Interlard comes from Middle French entrelarder, from Old
French, from entre, "between" (from Latin inter-) + larder,
"to lard," from larde, "lard," from Latin lardum. The original
sense of the word, now obsolete, was "to place lard or bacon
amongst; to mix, as fat meat with lean."

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