Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Monday, October 25, 2004

all the rage in Paris | muslim headgear banned at school and the fallout

Recently, France banned the wearing of supposedly all religious headgear in classrooms in Paris, where it hit especially hard with yes, Jewish students, but more than this, with Muslim students, many of whom felt that they in particular had been targeted by this new law that banned the wearing of religious jewelry and other items that could identify you as “different” – read, “not Catholic”.>>> More

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