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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your team being humiliated. It'd be funnier if it was footy, though, because then you would have been brought down to the ground literally. Hehe.

I didn't realise you were going to post questions for us on here! I only just found the blog address - after our exams, of course, but hey, that's me!