OED DEFINITION: RHUBARB - 4. a. The word ‘rhubarb’ as repeated by actors to give the
impression of murmurous hubbub or conversation.
4. d. slang. Nonsense, worthless stuff.
Picture of the Week #48
The Rosetta Stone. British Museum, May 1998.
This week is the 210th anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt. When you visit the British Museum now, the stone is in an upright glass case, which is nice because you can see all of the stone now. But of course, you can't surreptitiously touch it any more. ;)