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By Vichara

The words I write are not my own, everyone has them. It is only by listening with an open heart that they will appear. The Divine Spirit radio station is available to us all, no matter who we are. There is no special cable hook up but there is a simple agreement plan. By using love, compassion and patience the signal will be stronger and translate in any language to any part of the world.

scofflaw • \SKAHFF-law\ • noun
: a contemptuous law violator

Example Sentence:
The governor’s office set up a database listing the names of scofflaws who hadn’t paid their traffic fines.

Did you know?
In 1924, a wealthy Massachusetts Prohibitionist named Delcevare King sponsored a contest in which he asked participants to coin an appropriate word to mean “a lawless drinker.” King sought a word that would cast violators of Prohibition laws in a light of shame. Two respondents came up independently with the winning word: “scofflaw,” formed by combining the verb “scoff” and the noun “law.” Henry Dale and Kate Butler, also of Massachusetts, split King’s $200 prize. Improbably, despite some early scoffing from language critics, “scofflaw” managed to pick up steam in English and expand to a meaning that went beyond its Prohibition roots, referring to one who violates any law, not just laws related to drinking.

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