[Project_owners] Word of the day
loic at xhtml.net
Tue Jul 8 16:46:42 EDT 2003
Pete Collins wrote:
> I'm subscribed to dictionary.com's word of the day mailing list.
> Here is today's word:
> travail \truh-VAYL; TRAV-ayl\, noun:
> 1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
> 2. Agony; anguish.
> 3. The labor of childbirth
> intransitive verb:
> 1. To work very hard; to toil.
> 2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.
> I thought this was pretty amusing.
I didn't know that travail which is "work" in French without any
consideration of agony, severe, etc.. has that meaning in English :o)
We pronounce it TRAV-ayl\
a French in Denmark
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