perseverate \per-SEV-uh-reyt\, intransitive verb:
- To involuntarily repeat a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other organic disorder.
- To repeat something insistently or redundantly.
Origin: Perseverate is a back formation of perseveration from Middle French perseveration from Old French and classical Latin persevertiōn-, singular of persevērātiō.
- A person that follows/studies political dinosaurs.
Dude1: You'll remember Dan Quayle once said "I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."
Dude2: Remember Dan Quayle quotes? Dude what do I look like a Palintologist?
- Elizabeth I: the "Virgin Queen" of England began her 45-year reign, succeeding her half-sister, Queen Mary, and beginning the Elizabethan era (1558)
- US Congress: held its first Washington session in the partially completed Capitol building (1800)
- Suez Canal: 100-mile-(160 km.)-long waterway opened, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas (1869)
- Heidi bowl: NBC switched from football to Heidi, missing the last 42 seconds of a game when the Raiders came from behind, scoring two touchdowns to beat the Jets, 43-32 (1968)
- Richard Nixon: declared "I am not a crook" in Orlando, Florida, nine months before resigning over the Watergate scandal (1973)
STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL aired for the first and last time ever, on CBS (1978)
- Bernard Law Montgomery (Britain) 1887
- Lee Strasberg 1901
- Rock Hudson 1925
- Sir Charles Mackerras 1925
- Bob Mathias 1930
- Gordon Lightfoot 1938
- Gene Clark (Byrds) 1941
- Martin Scorsese 1942
- Danny DeVito 1944
- Lauren Hutton 1944
- Lorne Michaels 1944
- Tom Seaver (MLB) 1944
- Jim Babjak (Smithereens) 1957
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio 1958
- William Moses 1959
- RuPaul 1960
- Rachel McAdams 1978
- Isaac Hanson (Hanson) 1980
- Justin Cooper 1988