demagogue \DEM-uh-gog\, noun:
1. A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.2. A leader of the common people in ancient times.
Demagogue derives from Greek demagogos, "a leader of the people," from demos, "the people" + agogos, "leading, one who leads," from agein, "to lead."
Lent Trap /lÉnt trÃ¦p/ noun
- In couples where one party is Catholic and the other is not, the unwilling subjection of the non-Catholic to the 40-day ritual of penitence known as Lent.
1. We were going to have dinner at this great new steak place on Friday night, but Joe's got me stuck in a Lent Trap.
2. My wife Jane decided to give up sex for Lent. Worst. Lent Trap. Ever.
- Dred Scott case (1857): US Supreme Court ruled that slaves were not citizens; the decision was overturned a decade later by the 14th amendment
- Lou Costello 1906
- Ed McMahon 1923
- Alan Greenspan 1926 - Federal Reserve chairman, possible zombie
- Wes Montgomery 1927
- Gabriel Garcia-Marquez 1928 - Author ("Love in the Time of Cholera")
- Lorin Maazel 1930
- Marion Barry 1936
- Mary Wilson 1944 - Singer (Supremes)
- Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 1944
- Rob Reiner 1945
- Hugh Grundy 1945 - Musician (The Zombies)
- Kiki Dee 1947
- Dick Fosbury 1947
- David Gimour 1947 - Musician (Pink Floyd)
- Tom Arnold 1959 - Actor
- Skip Ewing 1964
- D.L. Hughley 1964 - Actor ("The Hughleys")
- Connie Britton 1968 - Actress
- Moira Kelly 1968 - Actress ("Caroline in the City")
- Amy Pietz 1969
- Shaquille O'Neal 1972 - Basketball player
- Chris Tomson 1984 - Musician (Vampire Weekend)