Thursday, September 01, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

anacoluthia \an-uh-kuh-LOO-thee-uh\, noun:
  • Lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, esp. in a sentence.
While anacoluthia generally describes a grammatically garbled sentence, an anacoluthon is a technical term in rhetoric that describes "a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as in 'It makes me so-I just get angry.'"
 
cheappuccino
  • Any of the wide variety of flavored coffee drinks offered at convenience stores such as Circle K or 7 Eleven that can be purchased for less than half the price of a Starbucks cappuccino.
Let's stop by the Circle K for some cheappuccinos tonight. It's gonna be freakin' cold, and all I've got is $1.25 in my wallet.

History

  • Canadian provinces: Canada welcomed two new provinces, Saskatchewan and Alberta (1905)
  • WWII: Germany invaded Poland and the war began (1939)
  • 1923 Great Kantō earthquake: a quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale devastated Tokyo and Yokohama; tens of thousands died and millions were left homeless
  • Muammar al-Qaddafi: took power in Libya after overthrowing King Idris I (1969)
  • Titanic: the wreck of the luxury liner was found by American and French searchers on the North Atlantic ocean floor 73 years after she sank (1985)
  • Beslan: Chechen terrorists took over a Russian school; hundreds were killed during the three-day standoff (2004)
Birthdays
  • Lydia Sigourney 1791 - Author
  • Engelbert Humperdinck 1854 - German composer, his name was borrowed by singer Arnold Dorsey
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs 1875 - Writer (Tarzan of the Apes, A Princess of Mars)
  • Richard Arlen (van Mattimore) 1898 - Actor ("Road to Nashville", "Island of the Lost Souls")
  • Don Wilson 1900 - Announcer, Actor ("The Jack Benny Show")
  • Johnny Mack Brown 1904 - Actor (Ghost Rider, Texas Kid)
  • Walter Reuther 1907 - Labor union leader
  • Arleen Whelan 1916 - Actress (Never Wave at a WAC)
  • Richard Farnsworth 1920 - Actor (Lassie, The Grey Fox, Legend of the Lone Ranger)
  • Yvonne De Carlo (Peggy Yvonne Middleton) 1922 - Actress (The Munsters, Salome, McLintock!)
  • Vittorio Gassman 1922 - Actor (Sharkey's Machine, War and Peace)
  • Rocky Marciano (Rocco Marchegiano) 1923 - Boxer, the only heavyweight champion to have won every fight in professional career
  • George Maharis 1928 - Actor (Route 66, Return to Fantasy Island)
  • Boxcar Willie (Lecil Martin) 1931 - Singer, songwriter, known as "The Singing Hobo"
  • Ann Richards 1933 - Texas Governor
  • Conway Twitty (Harold Lloyd Jenkins) 1933 - Singer, songwriter
  • Seiji Ozawa 1935 - Orchestra leader (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
  • Guy Rodgers 1935 - Basketball player
  • Ron O'Neal 1937
  • Al Geiberger 1937 - Golfer, recorded a score of 59 in a PGA Tour
  • Lily Tomlin 1939 - Actress, comedian
  • Rico Carty (Ricardo Adolfo Jacobo) 1939 - Baseball player
  • Dave White 1940 - Singer, songwriter (Danny & The Juniors)
  • Don Stroud 1943 - Actor (Dillinger and Capone, Amityville Horror, The Buddy Holly Story), son of Clarence Stroud
  • Archie Bell 1944
  • Leonard Slatkin 1944 - Orchestra director
  • Barry Gibb 1946 - Singer, songwriter, musician (The Bee Gees)
  • Greg Errico 1946 - Musician (Sly and The Family Stone)
  • Dennis Partee 1946 - Football player
  • Ed Podolak 1947 - Football player
  • Garry (Lee) Maddox 1949 - Baseball player
  • Bruce Foxton 1955 - Musician (100 Men, The Jam)
  • Gloria Estefan (Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo) 1957 - Singer (Miami Sound Machine)
  • Boney James 1961
  • Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow 1961 - Wrestler, actor
  • Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) 1970
    Scott Speedman 1975 - (Underworld)



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