franchise \FRAN-chahyz\, noun:
- The right to vote.
- A privilege of a public nature conferred on an individual,group, or company by a government.
Franchise derives from the Old French word for "freedom," which shares a root with the English frank.
Red Pen Police
- People who preoccupy themselves with correcting the spelling and grammar of others - normally out of some self-esteem issue or desire to prove some value from their otherwise useless thirty-grand education.
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Reply: Uh oh red pen police.*Trivia
In which of his 31 films does Elvis Presley have his only non-singing role?
- Charro! Although he doesn’t sing, a recording of Presley crooning the title song is heard during the opening titles of the 1969 western.
- Jadwiga: blonde blue-eyed beauty became "king" of Poland (1384)
- Battle of Cajamarca: conquistador Francisco Pizarro massacred thousands of Incas in a surprise attack in Peru, and captured the emperor Atahualpa (1532)
- US-USSR relations: FDR extended formal diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union (1933)
- Sound of Music: the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened on Broadway (1959)
- Burgess Meredith 1908
- Daws Butler 1916
- Clu Gulager 1928
- Hubert Sumlin 1931
- Elizabeth Drew 1935
- Joanna Pettet 1944
- Steve Railsback 1948
- David Leisure 1950
- Mani (The Stone Roses) 1962
- Zina Garrison-Jackson 1963
- Dwight Gooden (MLB) 1964
- Lisa Bonet 1967
- Martha Plimpton 1970
- Oksana Baiul 1977