divagate \DAHY-vuh-geyt\, verb:
1. To wander; stray.2. To digress in speech.
The Latin roots of divagate are di-, "two," and vagare, "to wander."
- The alteration or outright disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a web site or other archive. Its origin comes from George Orwell's "1984", in which the memory hole was a small incinerator chute used for censoring, (through destroying), things Big Brother deemed necessary to censor.
Person One: "Did you hear about that scandal involving the President?"
Person Two: "Yeah! Looks like someone didn't have time to visit the memory hole."
Dude One: "Yo bro, I like that picture on Facebook of you wearing the "I Love Barry Manilow" shirt!"
Dude Two: "Yeah, that's definitely going in the memory hole."
- A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway (1947)
- heart transplant: the procedure was first performed by Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky in Cape Town; the patient lived 18 days before succumbing to pneumonia, but his new heart didn't fail (1967)
- 20th Century Limited: luxury NYC–Chicago train, on which passengers were routinely given flowers and perfume, finished its final run (1967)
- Bhopal disaster: poison gas emission from Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, killed thousands of people in arguably the worst industrial disaster ever (1984)
- George McClellan 1826
- Joseph Conrad 1857
- Carlos Montoya 1903
- Ferlin Husky 1925
- Andy Williams 1927
- Jean-Luc Godard 1930
- Brendan Fraser 1968 - Actor ("George of the Jungle")
- Holly Marie Combs 1973
- Lauren Roman 1975
- Amanda Seyfried 1985