[ mee-losh; Polish mee-wawsh ]
/ ˈmi lɒʃ; Polish ˈmi wɔʃ /
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Czes·law [ches-law; Polish ches-wahf], /ˈtʃɛs lɔ; Polish ˈtʃɛs wɑf/, 1911–2004, U.S. poet and novelist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1980.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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/ (ˈmiːlɒʃ, Polish ˈmiwoʃ) /
Czeslaw (ˈtʃɛslɔː; ˈtʃɛswaf). 1911–2004, US poet and writer, born in Lithuania, writing in Polish; author of The Captive Mind (1953). Nobel prize for literature 1980
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