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Quch DaHutlh'a'?

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



For those interested in forehead lore, today's Merriam Webster's Word of the Day "effrontery" is of interest:
  To the Romans, the shameless were "without forehead,"
  at least figuratively. "Effrontery" derives from Latin
  *effrons,* a word that combines the prefix *ex-* (meaning
  "out" or "without") and *frons* (meaning "forehead" or
  "brow"). The Romans never used *effrons* literally to
  mean "without forehead," and theorists aren't in full
  agreement about the connection between the modern
  meaning of "effrontery" and the literal senses of its
  roots. Some explain that *frons* can also refer to the
  capacity for blushing, so a person without *frons* would
  be "unblushing" or "shameless." Others theorize that
  since the Romans believed that the brow was the seat
  of a person's modesty, being without a brow meant being
  "immodest," or again, "shameless."  [Meriam-Webster.com]


bItuHpa' bIHeghjaj!

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Voragh
Canon Master of the Klingons







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