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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Xanthippe

An Emblem book print portraying Xanthippe empt...Image via Wikipedia
Xanthippe: noun - The wife of Socrates, a bad-tempered or scolding wife or woman.

'When George lazily referred to his wife as Xanthippe, she picked up the frying pan and demonstrated the accuracy of his description by beating him over the head with it, whilst yelling imprecations about his manhood at him.'

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