The Word of the Month

Heir

July 2013

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Definitions

Heir (noun): A person who receives a title, money or property when someone dies.

Note that ‘heir’ is pronounced exactly the same as ‘air’, but not ‘hair’.

Heirs in the news

UK: The royal baby has arrived! After 4 days of brainstorming, the parents have changed the baby’s name from ‘It’ to ‘George’.

Belgium: King Albert II has abdicated in favor of his son. We now know that: 1) Belgium is a country. 2) Belgium has a king.

Know your Royal Georges

George I - COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH
George II - GERMAN
George III - MAD
George IV - HATED
George V - MARRIED BROTHER'S FIANCE
George VI  - SPEECH DEFECT
George VII - CAN’T WALK OR TALK

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