Saturday, July 01, 2006

Word of the day

(Courtesy of my word origin desk diary...)

"TABOO: 'Taboo' is one of the words brough back by Captain James Cook (1728-1779) after a long sea voyage to the South Seas. It comes from the island of Tonga, and in the language of that culture, referred to something that was forbidden by a rule of religion."

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