[LINK] Earth Hour tangent

Birch, Jim Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Tue Mar 8 14:00:00 AEDT 2011

Tom Koltai wrote:

>> Mmmmm. Fermented revolution...

>I think I meant formenting... But fermented works...

Actually foment, with no R.  The old use is in folk medicine referring
to the application of hot poultices to the skin to draw out infection.

I'd been conflating these words myself until you prompted me to look it


- Jim



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