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May 20, 2024

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Barbara, Barber, Barbarian, Lombardy and Lumber

The words for today are BARBARA, BARBER, BARBARIAN, LOMBARDY, and LUMBER. The Romans called the tribes living on the other side of the Alps – BARBARIANS – because they had heavy beards. The Latin word – BARBA – means BEARD. Later the word also meant – UNCOUTH, FOREIGNER. The barbarians, of course, were not so educated nor domesticated as the …

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