Etymology: Melange derives from Old French meslance, from mesler, "to mix," ultimately from Latin miscere, "to mix."
A mixture; a medley.
"Many books in popular psychology are a melange of the author's comments, a dollop of research, and stupefyingly dull transcriptions from interviews."
— Carol Tavris, "A Remedy But Not a Cure", New York Times, February 26, 1989
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Thursday, September 11, 2008