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Mothers' Day; "Teen"

From:Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2006, 20:45
Today is "Mothers' Day" in the United States of America.
I don't know what other countries also celebrate a "Mothers' Day", nor, if
any do, which of them also celebrate on the second Sunday in May.


I looked up the following in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Tenth

[Middle English "tene",
from Old English "teona" meaning "injury" or "grief";
akin to Old Norse "tjon" meaning "loss" or "damage"]
(14th century)


Now, were they talking about how a teen (1818) or teener (189x) or teenager
(early 19xx) makes the rest of his/her family feel?
Or about how the teen feels, himself/herself?




Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
R A Brown <ray@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
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