fugitive \FYOO-ji-tiv\, adjective:
1. Fleeting, transitory, elusive.4. Dealing with subjects of passing interest, as writings; ephemeral.5. Wandering, roving, or vagabond.
First used by Shakespeare in Antony & Cleopatra, fugitive stems from the Latin word fugere meaning "to flee."
One who gets so high that he or she begins to speak in a foreign language.
Beth got so Rosetta Stoned last night she could effectively communicate with the cab driver!
What is the name of the friendly monster in the kiddie board game Candy Land?
- Gloppy. In current versions of the game, it’s Gloppy the Chocolate Monster. Previously, it was Gloppy the Molasses Monster.
- anesthesia: was first used in an operation; a tumor was removed from a man's neck while he was under the effects of ether (1842)
- pencil: patent was awarded to Hymen Lipman for attaching an eraser to the end (1858); it was declared invalid by the US Supreme Court 17 years later because his invention was simply "an aggregation of separate elements"
- Seward's Folly: the US bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2m. — about 2 cents an acre (1867)
- 15th amendment: was declared in effect, giving black men the right to vote (1870)
- Jeopardy!: game show debuted on television (1964)
- Ronald Reagan: was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.; the US president was hit in the chest and seriously wounded, but recovered fully (1981)
- Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes 1746
- Anna Sewell 1820
- Vincent Van Gogh 1853
- Jo Davidson 1883
- Ted Heath 1900
- Frankie Laine 1913 - Singer
- Richard Dysart 1929 - Actor