Thursday, September 11, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: \may-LAHNZH\
Function: noun
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

Thanks to Constant Comment for today's WOTD entry

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