May 18, 2006

powwow

Posted in verb at 9:58 am by Feng

powwow — meeting or conference [dict] [wiki]

When describing the meeting with his fellow worker on a project, someone said: "We had a powwow this morning." The root of this word could be traced to American Indians, meeting at a particular place at a particular time to sing, dance and socialize. It is then naturally extended to refer to gatherings in general. While picturing a ritual event with people hopping around, chanting and playing loud and exotic music, you may realize that it is a fun word to refer to a friendly discussion.

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