Matt Striker's Word of the Week for 11/14/06

Hello. It is your teacher, Matt Striker, delivering to you a special edition of the Word of the Week. This week's session comes to my students from Manchester, England. England is a remarkable country for an excursion or just to simply experience the exhibition of the territory. England is satiated with stories and lessons, as it is a place of history. Some of my favorite aspects of history are the statements that endure the test of time. Consequently, this week's word is:

Quotation (kwoh-tey-shuhn )

1. An explicit reference or allusion in an artistic work to a passage or element from another, usually well-known work.

For the abridged version, quotations are something we in the know refer to as quotes. Allow me to provide you with an example. "A campaign of shock and awe." Or, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall." And my personal favorite in history, "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This is the slogan of the American people after they vanquished the evil English Empire.

What is pertinent to this lesson is that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. If you don't know who said any of these, look them up.

This concludes this week's special Manchester adaptation to the Word of the Week. Check back next week after ECW for another lesson from me, Matt Striker, your teacher.


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