Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Learn-A-Word Wednesday

I found this meme- I thought it looked interesting.

Learn-A-Word Wednesday: amanuensis \uh-man-yoo-EN-sis\

noun:
A person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts.
Amanuensis comes from Latin, from the phrase (servus) a manu, “slave with handwriting duties,” from a, ab, “by” + manu, from manus, “hand.”



Slave with handwriting duties. LOL - that must have been quite an achievement as most slaves weren't taught to read or write. It must have been quite a jobtitle

HAHA It seems as it is still used as a jobtitle
Some very famous people had amanuensis's
There is even a website

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