Friday, February 01, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

kibitzer \KIB-it-ser\, noun:
  1. A giver of uninvited or unwanted advice.
  2. A spectator at a card game who looks at the players' cards over their shoulders, especially one who gives unsolicited advice.
  3. A person who jokes, chitchats, or makes wisecracks, especially while others are trying to work or to discuss something seriously.
Kibitzer entered English first in America in the 1920s. It comes from the Yiddish word kibetsn (equivalent to German kiebitzen) meaning "to look on at cards."
transition friend
  • A person that brings together 2 or more people that would otherwise not actually hang out . He acts as the transition friend between them, making hanging out possible. Without that specific friend there, the 2 individuals would not hang out alone until multiple hanging out sessions with the transition friend.
Adam: Yo Jeremy are you going to Jose's party tonight?
Jeremy: Naw, Alejandro is my transition friend for Jose. I can't just show up without him being there.
Adam: Oh, I gotchu
selenology, \sel-uh-NOL-uh-jee\, noun 
  • the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon.
Origin: Selenology stems from the Greek word for "moon," selḗnē. In English, the combining form seleno- means "moon"; the combining form -logy is used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge.
What are you suffering from if you have amusia?
  • Tone deafness, or the inability to recognize or reproduce musical sounds.
  • US Supreme Court: held its first session, in NY; John Jay, a Federalist Papers author, presided (1790)
  • Oxford English Dictionary: first fascicle, A—Ant, was published (1884)
  • Grand Central Station opened in New York City (1913)
  • Greensboro, NC: four black college students began a sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter, where they'd been refused service (1960)
  • Ayatollah Khomeini: returned to Tehran after some 15 years of exile; the Iranian Revolution turned the country into an Islamic republic soon after (1979)
  • Columbia: space shuttle disintegrated on reentry, killing all seven astronauts aboard (2003)
  • wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson, in a duet with Justin Timberlake, caused a stir at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show (2004)
  • Victor Herbert 1859 - Cellist, conductor
  • John Ford (Sean Aloysius O’Feeney) 1894 - Director
  • Clark Gable 1901 - Actor ("It Happened One Night", "Gone with the Wind")
  • Langston Hughes 1902 - Author
  • S.J. (Sidney) Perelman 1904 - Writer, screenwriter
  • Renata Tebaldi 1922 - Opera singer
  • Stuart Whitman 1928 - Actor ("Cimarron Strip", "The Longest Day")
  • Boris Yeltsin 1931 - Russian president 1991-1999
  • Bob Shane 1934 - Singer (The Kingston Trio)
  • Garrett Morris 1937 - Actor, comedian
  • Don Everly 1937 - Singer (The Everly Brothers)
  • Ray Sawyer 1937 - Singer (Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show)
  • Jacky Cupit 1938 - Golfer
  • Sherman Hemsley 1938 - Actor ("The Jeffersons")
  • Joe Sample 1939 - Jazz musician
  • Del McCoury 1939 - Bluegrass singer
  • Terry Jones 1942 - Comedian ("Monty Python" series)
  • Wayne Rivers 1942 - Hockey player
  • Dennis Farina 1944
  • Paul Blair 1944 - Baseball player
  • Dick Snyder 1944 - Basketball player
  • Debbie Austin 1948 - Golfer
  • Dave Thompson 1949 - Football player
  • Rick James 1952 - Singer (Songs: "Cold Blooded" and "Super Freak")
  • Bill Mumy 1954 - Actor ("Twilight Zone-The Movie", "The Rockford Files", writer, producer)
  • Mike Campbell 1954 - Rock musician (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers)
  • Exene Cervenka 1956 - Singer (X)
  • Sherilynn Fenn 1965 - Actress ("Twin Peaks")
  • Princess Stephanie of Monaco (Stéphanie Marie Elisabeth Grimaldi) 1965 - Singer, youngest child of Grace Kelly and Rainier III of Monaco, recorded "In The Closet" with Michael Jackson.
  • Lisa Marie Presley 1968 - Musician, daughter of Elvis Presley
  • Pauly Shore 1970 - Comedian, actor ("Encino Man")
  • Big Boi 1975 - Rapper (Outkast)
  • Jarrett Lennon 1982 - Actor ("Freaks and Geeks")
  • Lauren Conrad 1986 - reality TV personality