homograph \HOM-uh-graf\, noun:
- A word of the same written form as another but of different meaning, whether pronounced the same way or not.
Homograph conbines the Greek roots homos, "same," and graphos, "drawn or written."
Do I smell popcorn?
- Phrase uttered when you have passed a particularly pungent bubble of gas that you are so proud of you want everyone to take a deep whiff.
We all knew we were in trouble when Amber asked, "Do I smell popcorn?" we just didn't know that it was lethal.
- Election Day: date for national elections was set by US Congress as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (1845)
- Elizabeth Blackwell: became the first female physician in the US, graduating first in her class from Geneva Medical College (1849)
- Roots: the mini-series based on Alex Haley's epic novel began on ABC (1977)
- Daniel Pearl: reporter for The Wall Street Journal was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan; he was killed less than a month later (2002)