Word of the Day #17

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This is the original Spanish meaning of the word. Beautiful, right? ❤ Sadly, in English, the word’s gradually come to have a very mundane meaning : “an area in the arena taken by a bull for a defensive stand, in a bullfight”.

When the bullfighter is preparing for the kill that will end the match, the bull stakes out his turf—querencia—a place in the ring where he feels strong and safe. That’s how the meanings got linked up…

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