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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Babel

The "confusion of tongues" by Gustav...Image via Wikipedia
Babel: noun – Babel was the city and tower where, according to the Bible (Genesis 11), all the confusion of different tongues took place: a confusion of sounds, meaningless noise; a scene of confusion, noisy assembly; a high structure, visionary project: adjective - confused, turbulent; lofty, visionary.

'When the lights went out in King's Cross Station, the resultant confusion caused a Babel from the many confounded and bewildered passengers caught there.'

'The reflected sunlight, contrasting with the deep shadows of the bazaar, caused a riot of colour, dazzling the eye with its Babel patchwork.'

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