Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019

novitiate \noh-VISH-ee-it, -eyt\, noun:
1. the state or period of being a beginner in anything.
2. the state or period of being a novice of a religious order or congregation.
3. the quarters occupied by religious novices during probation.
4. a novice.
Novitiate comes from the Medieval Latin word meaning "novice." 
easy like
  • A Facebook friend that gives up their 'likes' almost indiscriminately. Typically they will 'like' almost any post you make, regardless of how mundane or 'unlikeworthy' it actually was.
Steve: "Hey man check it out, Laura 'liked' my status from last night about me coming in 17th place in that bowling competition! I think she wants the D."

Joe: "Calm down bro, she's such an easy like."
In which of his films did screen legend James Cagney say his oft-imitated line, “You dirty rat”?
  • In none of them. The closest he came to saying it was in the 1932 film Taxi!, when he said, “Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat, or I’ll give it to you through the door."


  • Tasmania: southeast Australian island was first seen by Dutchman Abel Tasman, for whom it was later named (1642)
  • The Origin of Species: naturalist Charles Darwin published his book explaining evolution (1859)
  • Lee Harvey Oswald: JFK assassin was shot to death by Jack Ruby (1963)
  • Lucy: Australopithecus skeleton was found in Ethiopia; she was about 3 foot 7 (109 cm.) and 3 million years old (1974)
    Freddie Mercury passed away from HIV (1991)
  • Zachary Taylor (U.S.) 1784
  • Bat Masterson 1853
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864
  • Scott Joplin 1868
  • Dale Carnegie 1888
  • Garson Kanin 1912
  • William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925
  • Johnny Carver 1940
  • Paul Tagliabue 1940
  • Pete Best 1941 - Musician (Beatles), early member of the Beatles
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's) 1941
  • Billy Connolly 1942
  • Lee Michaels 1945
  • Dwight Schultz 1947
  • Stanley Livingston 1950
  • Clem Burke (Blondie) 1955
  • Terry Lewis (The Time) 1956
  • Denise Crosby 1957
  • John Squire (The Stone Roses) 1962
  • Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) 1962
  • Chad Taylor (Live) 1970
  • Collin Hanks 1977
  • Katherine Heigl 1978