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    Tuesday, February 08, 2005

    Let's defenestrate the partisans!

    Merriam-Website Online has unveiled its 2004 Words of the Year based on online lookups. "Blog" topped the list. No real surprise there. But I just love that "defenestration" made the list!

    Did you know that The Defenestration of Prague started the Thirty Years War?

    In 1618, Bohemian Protestants in Prague threw two Austrian Catholic imperial regents out of windows at Hradcany Castle in punishment for violating previous agreements guaranteeing religious freedom.

    But don't be concerned: They weren't killed because they fell onto a pile of garbage (mostly straw) which had accumulated in the castle moat.