Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday's learn and earn...


emprise \em-PRYZE\ ~ noun

DEFINITION: an adventurous, daring, or chivalric enterprise

EXAMPLES: The poet Rupert Brooke, in an elegy to the passing of youth, lamented the loss of "high emprise and ventures dear."

"But perhaps he was the only one courageous enough to voice an opinion that others might have shared, but were afraid to say, that this whole quixotic emprise had been a bad idea, that they had been fools to attempt an escape." -- From John D. Lukacs' 2010 book Escape From Davao

DID YOU KNOW? Someone who engages in emprises undertakes much, so it's no surprise that "emprise" descends from the Anglo-French word "emprendre," meaning "to undertake." It's also no surprise that "emprise" became established in English during the 13th century, a time when brave knights engaged in many a chivalrous undertaking. Fourteenth-century author Geoffrey Chaucer used "emprise" to describe one such knight in "The Franklin's Tale" (one of the stories in The Canterbury Tales): "Ther was a knyght that loved and dide his payne / To serve a lady in his beste wise; / And many labour, many a greet emprise, / He for his lady wroghte er she were wonne."


Planning on being out of town for a few days on business or pleasure?  Consider staying at a Country Inn and Suites Hotel.  Right now they are offering a $30.00 Amazon gift card to folks who stay two or more nights at their participating Inns in the US an Canada.  Your stay needs to be between 3/2/2011 and 4/30/2011.  Plus if you are a member of the Carlson hotel rewards program you will receive an additional 3,000 Gold Points for your stay.  Plus, guests who complete an Eligible Stay at Participating Properties in the U.S. will also receive a coupon from T.G.I. Friday’s at the time of check-in for $5 off a purchase of $15 valid through October 31, 2011.  Check out the Country Inn and Suites site for information on how to receive your Amazon gift certificate code, Gold points and dining coupon.

I hope you are all having a great week!



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