Thursday, August 10, 2006
Word of the day
The word for today is humiliated, as in "Last night my oztag team was humiliated ." It comes from the Latin 'humilis' meaning 'low' and therefore 'humble', which in turn derives from the word 'humus', meaning 'earth' or 'ground'. And so to be humiliated is to be lowered or humbled, or even to be brought down to earth.