IJMC - Defenestration
I'm hoping for the day when defenestration once more becomes a household
word meaning, "to wipe Windows off of your computer." -dave
de.fen.es.tra.tion n [de- + L fenestra window] 1620 : a throwing of a person
or thing out of a window
Patt Morrison, California Dateline; Snapshots of life in the Golden State;
Made-for-Campaign Caper Gets Double Exposure; Home Edition., Los Angeles
Times, 09-02-1994, pp A-3.
"The defenestration of Moscow: Idaho will not dignify with an
answer--that is, file a response to--a $940,000 claim by a young San Jose
man and his parents. The former student at the University of Idaho in
Moscow, who was hurt when he `mooned' other students and fell out a
window, argued in a lawsuit that the university was negligent for, among
other failings, not warning students of the risks associated with
upper-story dorm windows. Surely there's something in the student
handbook about gravity and open windows, next to the warning about
blow-dryers in the bathtub."
This Friday, the fourteenth marks the third anniversary of AWAD. For this
week's theme, I have selected some words from AWAD archives. -Anu
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for
what we do not do. -Moliere
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