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It takes all kinds to make the world and it shows in this week's selection
of words. For the next five days we'll see words to describe people of
various persuasions. You may meet them at work or on a train, in a park
or in the house next door--almost anywhere on earth.

Here's a fun exercise for you: find at least one person epitomizing the
day's word, every day this week. With some six billion of us around there
can't be any excuse for insufficient data.

pawky (PAW-kee) adjective

Sly, shrewd; dryly humorous.

[From Scots pawk (trick).]

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=pawky

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"I run into David, the outspoken protester from the Kerry rally,
standing next to a pawky, whey-faced fellow."
Wells Tower; Bird-Dogging the Bush Vote; Harper's (New York); Mar 2005.

"[Old Tom] had a pawky sense of fun, a dry humor."
John Garrity; Old Tom Morris is But One of Many Legends;
Sports Illustrated (New York); Feb 17, 1995.




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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