RE: I have been waiting my entire career to use that wordin a technical context.

Subject: RE: I have been waiting my entire career to use that wordin a technical context.
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 08:13:30 -0800

The O.E.D seems to like your reference too...
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Pronunciation: /diËfÉnÉËstreÉÊÉn/
Etymology: modern < Latin de- prefix 1a, 1b+ fenestra a window: so in modern French.

The action of throwing out of a window.

"Defenestration of Prague, the action of the Bohemian insurgents who, on the 21st of May 1618, broke up a meeting of Imperial commissioners and deputies of the States, held in the castle of the Hradshin, and threw two of the commissioners and their secretary out of the window; this formed the prelude to the Thirty Years' War."
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-BH

-----Original Message----- From: B.J. Smith

Great use of the word! I always think of an old history lesson, the details of which I'd long since forgotten, about the

Defenestration of Prague:
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/473764/Defenestration-of-Prague

Your situation, of course, much less deadly.


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