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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Kaput

Image of Adromeda Galaxy in infrared.
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Kaput: adjective – slang: worn out, dead, finished, made useless or unable to function, destroyed, broken.

'The armadillo you sold me as a pet yesterday is kaput; it is dead, no longer extant, finished, no use, defunct, incapable of any function, done for and generally no longer acceptable as a companion. What are you going to do about it?' (With apologies to Monty Python's Flying Circus 'Dead Parrot' Sketch.)

A question for you to ponder: Should you get to heaven (in the doubtful event that such a place actually exists), will you get stuck for eternity in the clothes you were buried in? 

1488 - Bartholomeus Diaz arrived back in Portugal having sailed around the Cape of Good Hope.
1612 - Simon Marius was the first to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope, thus hammering another nail in the coffin of those who believed in a flat Earth, an Earth-centric universe and the concomitant lies put about by the various holy authorities of the age. 

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