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The baffling origins of “baffle”

Today’s etymology comes by special request—or rather, acute observation—of Barbara, a loyal reader I had the great pleasure to meet in Ireland this week. Baffle came up in casual conversation and she, owing in no small part to her wise and inspiring 89 years as an educator and intellect, wondered, as we word nerds always do: Where does the word baffle come from? 355 more words


Chef wants to drop his Michelin stars

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

TOULOUSE • A chef in southern France with three Michelin stars says he wants to be stripped of the distinction because of the “huge pressure” to dish up flawless fare each day. 268 more words

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Exploring Canada - Day 25: Gaspe Peninsula

Bienvenue au Quebec!

We are starting the Quebec leg of our journey in the Gaspé Peninsula, but first let’s find out a bit about the province of Quebec! 507 more words


5 tips on studying while sick

To be honest, I get sick at least once every two months, and it’s usually right before exams. Usually I spend my time in bed, resting and just complaining, but when you have to study, there’s no going around it. 164 more words