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Book and Word of the Week

Book of the Week for w/c 19/11/18 – Cool Philosophy By Daniel Tatarsky

“Inside this philosophy-stuffed book are fifty fact-tastic ways to advance your thinking skills, so you'll never be scratching your head in bemusement ever again. Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), from prominent ancient Greek thinkers such as Aristotle and Socrates to modern-day thinkers such as Bertrand Russell and Thomas Kuhn, Cool Philosophy is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is - in a way you'll never forget.”



The Word of the Week for the w/b 19/11/18 is: EXPOSTULATE (verb)

Meaning:  Express strong disapproval or disagreement.
Example:  Simon expostulated with the waiter about the size of the bill.


WotW winners for their use of the word ‘armistice’ are:

Winner: Dumkele O, D07: “The end of the great war was near.  Word had broken out amongst the weary  & emotionally-drained soldiers that an armistice had been set in motion to hopefully put an end to the misery that had befallen the world.”  (ox of Maltesers, 3 house points).

Highly Commended: Euan W, K04: “The Vietnamese president slammed his meaty fist into the table.  “There will be no armistice; not while the kidnapping spree continues.” (Lolly, 2 house points)

Commended: Maddie K-B, K04: “We should encourage everyone to wear a poppy to show their respect and celebrate 100 years since the World War 1 armistice.” (Lolly, 1 house point)


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