babel babel  /ˈbæ bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another
  2. (n) a confusion of voices and other sounds

News

  1. Slipping the constitutional leash

    By George F. Will, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review WASHINGTON In May 1918, with America embroiled in World War I, Iowa Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation (really) ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. GEORGE WILL: Slipping the constitutional leash

    In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa's Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation -- that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up -- decreed: "Conversation in public places, on trains and over the telephone should be in the English language." The proscription included church services, funerals and pretty much everything else.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  3. Mumford & Sons cancel U.S. gigs as bassist undergoes brain surgery

    LONDON (Reuters) - British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons have canceled three sell-out concerts in the United States this week after announcing on Tuesday that bassist Ted Dwane needed emergency surgery for a blood clot on the brain. The band, which won Album of the Year for "Babel" at the Grammy awards in February and the British Group award at the BRIT awards, said Dwane had felt unwell for a few ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • Benitez, who brought fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres to Anfield from Atletico Madrid last summer, said: "We have Torres, Andrei Voronin, Dirk Kuyt, Ryan Babel and Steven Gerrard, who can play as a second striker. But we will try to bring in another...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Rafael Benitez Source: Sky News

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