Word of the day

Shibboleth  – a custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important; a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning.

One Response to Word of the day

  1. Willdwan says:

    If memory serves, this was originally a Jewish password, used by spies or soldiers for recognition by the camp guards in darkness. Way back in the Iron Age, it’s funny how some things persist.

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