Thursday, February 08, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

piacular \pahy-AK-yuh-ler\, adjective:
1. Expiatory; atoning; reparatory.
2. Requiring expiation; sinful or wicked.
Piacular is derived from two Latin roots: pia, which is related to the word pious, and a variation of the suffix -cule which denotes a diminutive nouns, like particle.
 
I tell you what
  • By the use of this phrase to open or close a statement, the user acquires or asserts a pleasant, folksy authority. Sometimes paired with "boy" for added authority and folksiness (see example). Frequent famous users include Cris Collinsworth and Hank Hill.
"Boy, that was a heck of a down field block by Michael Vick, I tell you what."

"I tell you what, the Seattle Seahawks came here to play tonight."

History 
  • Mary, Queen of Scots: was beheaded after being implicated in the Babington plot against Elizabeth I (1587)
  • The Devil's Footprints: 100 miles of hooflike prints appeared in the snow in Devon, England (1855)
  • Russo-Japanese War: began with a surprise attack by Japan on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur (now Lüshun) (1904)
  • The Birth of a Nation: D.W. Griffith's controversial epic premiered in Los Angeles (1915)


Birthdays 
  • William Tecumsen Sherman 1820 - Union General during U.S. Civil War
  • Jules Verne 1828
  • Dame Edith Evans 1888
  • Lyle Talbot 1902
  • Chester F. Carlson 1906
  • Buddy Morrow 1919
  • Lana Turner 1921
  • Audrey Meadows 1924
  • Jack Lemmon 1925
  • Alejandro Rey 1930
  • James Dean 1931
  • John Williams 1932 - Composer (Star Wars)
  • Larry Verne 1936
  • Ray Sharpe 1938
  • Ted Koppel 1940
  • Brian Bennett 1940 - Musician (The Shadows)
  • Nick Nolte 1941
  • Robert Klein 1942
  • Creed Bratton 1943 - Musician (The Grass Roots)
  • Bunky Henry 1944
  • Dan Seals 1948
  • Ron Tyson 1948 - Singer (The Temptations)
  • Brooke Adams 1949
  • Mary Steenburgen 1953
  • John Grisham 1955
  • Vince Neil 1961 Musician/Singer (Motley Crue)
  • Sammy Llanas 1961 - Musician (The BoDeans)
  • Gary Coleman 1968
  • Mary McCormack 1969
  • Seth Green 1974
  • Abi Titmuss 1976 (actress / model)

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