prevaricate \prih-VAIR-uh-kayt\, intransitive verb:
- To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.
Prevaricate derives from the past participle of Latin praevaricari, "to pass in front of, or over, by straddling; to walk crookedly; to collude," from prae, "before, in front of" + varicare, "to straddle," from varicus, "straddling," from varus, "bent."
New Year's Block
- A condition that usually takes place the first couple of weeks into the new year, in which a person keeps writing in the last/previous year in place of the new one.
-doggonit! this is my third check today I write in the "old" year! -I know, you're not alone! I guess I got new year's block too, sorry to say.
At what temperature are the readings on both Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometers exactly the same?
- minimum wage: Henry Ford instituted the first minimum wage; he paid his employees at least $5 a day (1914)
- Fair Deal: newly reelected president Harry S. Truman coined the phrase to refer to a 21-point program he sent to Congress in 1945, focusing on civil rights and social welfare (1949)
- Prague Spring: a brief period of reform began in Czechoslovakia; it ended later in the year with a Soviet invasion (1968)
- Eris: largest dwarf planet was discovered (2005)
- Stephen Decatur 1779
- Edmund Ruffin 1794
- Jeannette Piccard 1895
- George Reeves 1914
- Al Blozis 1919
- Erica Morini 1919
- Lindsay Crosby 1938
- Chuck McKinley 1941
- Wayne Rutledge 1942
- Sam Wyche 1945
- Diane Keaton 1946
- George "Funky" Brown (Kool and the Gang) 1949
- Chris Stein (Blondie) 1950
- Pamela Sue Martin 1953
- Clancy Brown 1959
- Suzy Amis 1961
- Iris Dement 1961
- Jeff Fassero 1963
- Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson) 1967
- Joe Juneau 1968
- Marilyn Manson 1970
- Kylie Bax 1975