Monday, June 29, 2009

Sounds Like It Smells Bad But It (Usually) Doesn't


funny word of the day: pew
If you've ever been to church or temple, pews are actually not very funny; they're more uncomfortable.
Definition from Merriam-Webster:

pew
Pronunciation:
\ˈpyü\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English pewe, from Middle French dialect (Picardy) puie balustrade, from Latin podia, plural of podium parapet, podium, from Greek podion base, diminutive of pod-, pous foot — more at foot
Date:
14th century
1 : a compartment in the auditorium of a church providing seats for several persons 2 : one of the benches with backs and sometimes doors fixed in rows in a church

1 comment:

  1. Pew is funny. It's funny looking and funny to say and hear!

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