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Good day [Aug. 23rd, 2002|01:20 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Hung out with Dina all evening... went to Mt. Tabor, walked around, drove around, went back to her place, made dinner, watched a movie.

Learned a new word: apothecary.

It was in the movie we were watching and she clued me in. Then I got excited... Apotheke in German is drugstore. Look at its etymology! Some common words (mother, father, month names) are understandable to be so similar across languages, but it was weird seeing a concept of pharmacist so common and old. But then it made sense: people have always been sick, and in the past more so than nowadays. Anyway, it amused me.

Cable gets hooked up tomorrow.

Been getting a lot of work done, not being on AIM.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2002-08-23 07:10 am (UTC)
Haha, the same thing happened to me! I learned Apotheke in German class, and then got horribly confused when I heard "apothecary" in an English context, some months later.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2002-08-23 08:04 am (UTC)
Pharmacy has been neutered since the development of pre-packaged drugs.. In the infamous "back room" of where I work, we still have opium washes, tincures, and stuff containing mercury and arsnic.. The Apothicarian "art" seems to have been updated to count and pour.. Sad actually...
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2002-08-23 08:43 am (UTC)
You didn't read Romeo and Juliet in HS?
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