effluvium \ih-FLOO-vee-uhm\, noun:
- A slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable
Effluvium comes into English from the Latin effluere, "to flow out."
- to delighting in condescending, inaccurate explanations delivered with rock solid confidence of rightness and that slimy certainty that of course he is right, because he is the man in this conversation
Even though he knew she had an advanced degree in neuroscience, he felt the need to mansplain "there are molecules in the brain called neurotransmitters"
- When someone's stress level explodes to an epic proportion and a 5-minute f-bomb-laden tirade is unleashed on the unlucky soul who was in the wrong place at the wrong time -- much like Christian Bale on the T4 set.
Pam was trying to study for her midterms in the library but the kid across the table kept tapping his pencil to his ipod making her Bale out and get suspended from the library for a week.
- Confederate States of America: a new union broke away from the United States; it was formed by southern slave states (1861)
- Yalta Conference: the "Big Three" — Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin — met in the Crimea (1945)
- Yugoslavia: was formally replaced by Serbia and Montenegro; the two declared independence three years later (2003)
- Facebook: social networking site that redefined "friend" was founded by Mark Zuckerberg (2004)
- Fernand Léger 1881
- Jacques Prévert 1900
- Charles Lindbergh 1902
- MacKinlay Kantor 1904
- Eddie Foy Jr. 1905
- James Craig 1912
- Byron Nelson 1912
- Rosa Parks 1913
- Dick Seaman 1913
- William Talman 1915
- Ida Lupino 1918
- Betty Friedan 1921
- Conrad Bain 1923
- Gary Conway 1936
- Michael Beck 1949
- Pamela Franklin 1950
- Lisa Eichhorn 1952
- Lawrence Taylor 1959
- Pamela Ferdin 1960
- Natalie Imbruglia 1975
- Cam'ron 1976