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I'm on several "word of the day" mailing lists

"Ask Oxford" is universally both the weirdest, and the snarkiest.

Like today's:

Welcome to the Word of the Day from AskOxford:

[FLEM-unz-firth] an Old English law term for the crime of harboring a banished person.

It's a corruption of an Old English term that literally means 'entertainment of fugitives', which makes you wonder that if the fugitives aren't having a really good time, is it still a crime? What if they're only smiling politely?

Also, GIP, courtesy of truepenny.

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