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So: Today's post from A.Word.A.Day is pretty cool, don't you think?

dog's letter (dogz LET-uhr) noun

The letter R.

[From Latin littera canina, literally dog's letter. In Latin the sound of the letter R was trilled. Think Grrr! of a snarling dog. A good example of a trilling R is none other that the Spanish word for a dog: perro.]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"There is only the difference of the dog's letter between friend and [fiend]." The Westminster Review (London, UK); 1830.

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Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. -Miguel de Unamuno, philosopher and writer (1864-1936)

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