Notre Dame du Port – Clermont Ferrand (France) To this day I suckle at the Lord’s Prayer like a child, and as an old man ...
Barbara (Monique Andrée Serf – 1930-93) Nantes – Barbara (suivi des paroles en français - followed by the lyrics in English) cliquez sur la flèche – click on the arrow Il pleut sur Nantes Donne-moi la main Le ciel de Nantes Rend mon cœur chagrin Un matin comme […]
Bombast is high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people. This is a figurative use of the word, which dates back to the mid-16th century and originally denoted raw cotton or cotton wool used as padding. The English word is from an earlier bombace, an Old French […]
The standard Classical Latin verb for to eat was edere (the infinitive was also ēsse), from which is derived English edible, and with which English eat is cognate. The Latin verb comedere/comesse, a compound of the intensive prefix com- and the verb edere/ēsse, meant to eat up, consume. From […]