Word of the day

The word for today is…

deviate (verb) – 1. To turn aside from a course or way: hikers who deviated from the main path.
2. To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; differ or stray.

(noun) – A deviant.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1630s, from Late Latin deviatus, past participle of deviare “to turn aside, turn out of the way,” from Latin phrase de via, from de “off” + via “way”. The noun meaning “sexual pervert” is attested from 1912.

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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.