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"Aromatherapy" is a term coined by French chemist ReneMaurice Gattefosse* in the 1920's to describe the practiceof using essential oils taken from plants, flowers, roots,seeds, etc., in healing. "Long in the tooth," meaning "old," was originally used todescribe horses. As horses age, their gums recede, givingthe impression that their teeth are growing. The longer theteeth look, the older the horse."Second string," meaning "replacement or backup," comesfrom the middle ages. An archer always carried a secondstring in case the one on his bow broke.Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwantedpeople without killing them used to burn their houses down -hence the expression "to get fired."In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper*,who was working on the computer, investigated, found a mothin one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, whensomething goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have abug in it.
Dr. Howdy, your newsletter in probably the best thingI've ever gotten by email... never quit, the worldwould be a lesser place without the few who insiston actually using the wonderful cognitive processeswith which the Creator has blessed us. Your mini-novelwas wonderful, and yes we are responsible for ensuringthat as many as possible have a ticket as soon as possible.GOD Bless you.Indira M.Program CounselorMarist CollegePoughkeepsie, NY
The boss was very exasperated with his new secretarythat he hired from UNC. She ignored the telephonewhen it rang."You must answer the telephone," he told her irritably."All right," she replied, "but it seems so silly. Nine timesout of ten, it's for you!"
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