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spread the vocabulary :)

here's the deal....i'll post the Wordsmith word of the day in my journal everyday. if you read it, you have to use it in your journal that day. :) you can't just use it in a random sentence. you must incorporate it into you post for that day.
Feel free to copy the banners and spread the vocabulary love :)


Today's Word is:
virtu (vuhr-TOO) noun
1. A love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Objects of art, curios, etc.
[From Italian virtù (virtue), from Latin virtus (worth, excellence). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wi-ro (man) that is also the source of virile, virtue, virago, virtuoso, werewolf, and world.]
Today's word in Visual Thesaurus.
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College has organized an exhibition ... of optical illusions, stuffed birds, statuettes, objects of virtu and geological specimens." Arthur C. Danto; Hendrick Goltzius and Mannerism; The Nation (New York); Feb 10, 1992.



don't fear death
melissa muses (or maia, you choose)


wandering does not make you a "gypsy."
why would you call yourself
after those who have no home?
long skirts and hoop earrings
do not make you a "gypsy."
why do you call yourself after
those who have no clothes?

"gypsy" is pejorative. please don't perpetuate the stereotype. educate yourself on what it really means to be a "gypsy" in this world.

Who are the Roma?

Decade of Roma Inclusion

Dženo Association

European Roma Rights Centre

Roma Balkans

Roma National Congress

Romani World



Rroma Media Network

Soros Roma Initiatives

Studii Romani

The European Union and Roma

The Patrin Webjournal: Romani Culture and History

Voice of Roma
World Bank Roma Initiatives

Have a Happy Day! :)

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