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April 24, 2017


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And Italian mammas say to their children, "O mangi la minestra o salti la finestra," which means "Either eat your soup or jump out the window!"

N'oubliez pas la fenêtre - the circonflex indicating the missing s from fenestra.

Jessica: Merci bien!

Silly me. I live in the world of architecture and design, and since "fenestration" refers to windows, I always think of "defenestration" as removal of windows.

I checked Wordnik.com, and that definition was not cited; however, there's another one relating to removal —
"The act of removing the Microsoft Windows operating system from a computer in order to install an alternative one."

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