La Vie En Rose for 2004 May 28 (entry 0)

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Hee!: According to, “defenestration” is the favorite word of 2004. I remember learning about the denfenestraion of Prague; I can’t remember to whom or when it happened, but it was during the religious wars, and it helped me remember that fenętre is “window” in French.

It comes from fenestra, latin for “window,” also as in dinosaurs & birds have an antorbital fenestrae—I don’t know its that’s strictly true, a word I am getting slightly sick of, mostly because I can’t keep all the fenesrae straight.

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