Posted by: retarigan | March 31, 2015

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Word of the day: promiscuous
Definition: adj. of mixed and indiscriminate composition or kinds; indiscriminate.
Synonyms: easy, light, loose, sluttish, wanton,
Etymology: L promiscuus (as PRO-(1), miscere mix) (more…)

pronunciation: prəˈmɪskjuəs
from Oxford: promiscuous

1 a (of a person) having frequent and diverse sexual relationships, esp. transient ones. b (of sexual relationships) of this kind.
2 of mixed and indiscriminate composition or kinds; indiscriminate (promiscuous hospitality).
3 colloq. carelessly irregular; casual.
Derivatives: promiscuity n. promiscuously adv. promiscuousness n.
Etymology: L promiscuus (as PRO-(1), miscere mix)

from Wordnet: promiscuous

adj 1: not selective of a single class or person; “Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money”
2: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; “her easy virtue”; “he was told to avoid loose (or light) women”; “wanton behavior” [syn: easy, light, loose, sluttish, wanton]

Quote of the day: A library doesn’t need windows. A library is a window. by Stewart Brand

Philippa of Lancaster

Philippa of Lancaster

Birthday of the day: Philippa of Lancaster; Philippa of Lancaster, LG (31 March 1359 – 19 July 1415) was Queen consort of Portugal. Her marriage with King John I secured the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, and also produced several famous princes and princesses of Portugal who became known as the

Joke of the day: A fellow bought a new Mercedes and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to go faster. As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him. ‘There’s no way they can catch a Mercedes,’ he thought to himself and went faster. The needle hit 90, 100…. Then the reality of the situation hit him. ‘What am I doing?’ he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his license without a word and examined it and the car. ‘It’s been a long day, this is the end of my shift and it’s Friday the 13th. I don’t feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven’t heard before, you can go.’ The guy thinks for a second and says, ‘Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back!’ ‘Have a nice weekend,’ said the officer.

Thought of the day: Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

Fact of the day: 307 – After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.

Biography of the day: Dana Andrews; Dana Andrews (1 Jan. 1909-17 Dec. 1992), actor, was born Carver Dana Andrews in Collins, Mississippi, to Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister, and Annis Speed. During his years as a Hollywood star, studio publicists listed his birth date as 1912. The third of nine children, he was named after professors his father had studied under at a theological seminary and was known as Dana. One of his brothers also became an actor, performing under the name Steve Forrest.

Article of the day: Missing My Baby; “Missing My Baby” is a song released by American Tejano music recording artist Selena on her third studio album Entre a Mi Mundo (1992). It was composed by her brother A.B. Quintanilla III, the song’s principal record producer. He wanted to showcase Selena’s diverse musical abilities and to help her cross over into the English-speaking market; most of the album is Mexican pop and traditional Mexican songs. Critics praised her emotive enunciation in the song. “Missing My Baby” is a mid-tempo R&B ballad influenced by urban and soul music. The lyrics talk about the narrator’s love for her boyfriend and how much she misses him. Although never intended to be released as a single, the track peaked at number 22 on the US Rhythmic Top 40 chart in 1995. The track was one of the first songs to be played by radio stations after Selena was shot and killed by her friend, the former manager of her boutiques, on March 31, 1995. A posthumous music video made for cable network VH1 was released in 1998 to promote the triple box-set Anthology (1998).

Did you know: a) that Mrs. Pack was selected as wet nurse for William, Duke of Gloucester by his father because of her breasts, which were ‘gigantic’? b) that it has been said that the opening chorus of Bach’s cantata Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99, ‘would still work perfectly well if the vocal parts were entirely removed’? c) that Chichester Castle was built in the Rape of Chichester in the 11th century? d) that at the same time Francis ‘Mother’ Dunn was coaching Dickinson College’s football team, he was also playing professional football for the Canton Bulldogs under Jim Thorpe?



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