Monday, September 13, 2010

Camelot

Yes, I love Arthurian tales, so when this showed up in my inbox, I had to share it.

Camelot


PRONUNCIATION:

(KAM-uh-lot)

MEANING:

noun: An idealized time or place, one regarded as enlightened, beautiful, and peaceful.

ETYMOLOGY:

After Camelot, the site of King Arthur's court in Arthurian legend.

NOTES:

Camelot has also become a nickname for the glamorous ambience of the time in the US when John F. Kennedy was the president (1961-1963). A musical titled Camelot, based on the Arthurian legend, was popular around the same time and the word came to be applied to the exciting time of change during Kennedy's administration.
 
Thought for the day:
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. -Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797)

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