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Pat’s Word of the Day: Maelstrom

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Maelstrom comes from the 17th century Dutch word for a mythical whirlpool said to exist in the Arctic Ocean, west of Norway. The pictured maelstrom is Norway’s Saltstraumen, the strongest in the world. Photo courtesy of Tursiden Bodø Salten.

WRBH Volunteer and Resident Wordsmith Pat Ammon brings us a featured word of the day each Wednesday. Today’s word is…

Maelstrom
/ˈmālˌsträm,ˈmālˌstrəm/

noun:
a violent or turbulent situation.

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