busticate \BUHS-ti-keyt\, verb:
- To break into pieces.
Busticate came into existence in the Northern United States during the 19th Century, as the common verb bust became wedded to the Latin root -icate. This phenomenon occurred across the U.S.; another example is the Southern coinage argufy.
strategic friendship default
- Occurs when the debt owed from a friendly bet between two friends rises to an uncomfortable level causing one friend to cut ties with the other in lieu of paying up.
Robbie: "Did Justin ever make good on that golf wager you two made"
Randy: "Wouldn't know, he hasn't talked to me in weeks and he won't return my emails."
Robbie: "Sounds like you are the victim of a strategic friendship default."
- Spanish Armada: was defeated by the English, led by Sir Francis Drake (1588)
- NASA: President Eisenhower signed a bill creating the space agency (1958)
- Lady Di: married Prince Charles at St. Paul's Cathedral in London (1981)
- switch hitter: Red Sox batter Bill Mueller became the first Major League Baseball player to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a single game (2003)
- Eris, a heavenly body slightly larger than Pluto, was discovered and called it the 10th planet. (2005)
- Booth Tarkington 1869
- Benito Mussolini 1883
- Sigmund Romberg 1887
- Theda Bara 1890
- Clara Bow 1894
- Melvin Belli 1907
- Stephen McNally 1913
- Randy Sparks (New Christy Minstrels) 1933
- Robert Fuller 1934
- Peter Jennings 1938
- Geddy Lee (Rush) 1953
- Michael Biehn 1956
- Alexandra Paul 1963
- Chris Gorman (Belly) 1967
- Stephen Dorff 1973