Word of the day

The word for today is…

sotto voce (adv) – 1. In soft tones, so as not to be overheard; in an undertone.
2. Music In very soft tones. Used chiefly as a direction.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1737, Italian, literally “under voice,” from sotto, from Latin subtus “below” (source also of French sous) + voce, from Latin vocem (nominative vox) “voice, sound, utterance,” from PIE root *wekw- “to speak.”

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Peter is a fourth generation New Zealander, with both his mothers and fathers folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870’s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers.

His work history has been in the timber, banking and real estate industries, and he’s now enjoying retirement. He has been interested in computers for over thirty years and is a strong advocate for free open source software. He is Chairman of the SeniorNet Hutt City Committee.