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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

So today is Fat Tuesday-Mardi Gras-Carnival-Pancake Day and the like. What I didn't know about was Collop Monday

Lent begins tomorrow, forty days of sacrifice (fasting and penitence). The word means Spring and comes from the OE lencten which hypothetically comes from West Germanic langitinaz, lengthen--for the lengthening of days.

I think I'm going to fast a bit on sound. There will be more about this tomorrow in Herman's Honeytown.

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