Posted by: retarigan | January 30, 2016

Word Dictionary [300116]

Word of the day: insomnia
Definition: n. habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep.
Synonyms: hypersomnia
Etymology: L f. insomnis sleepless (as IN-(1), somnus sleep) (more…)

pronunciation: ɪnˈsɔmnɪə

from Oxford: insomnia

n.  habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep.
Derivatives: insomniac n. & adj.
Etymology: L f.  insomnis sleepless (as IN-(1), somnus sleep)

from Wordnet: insomnia

n : an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness [ant: hypersomnia]

Quote of the day: A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. by George Bernard Shaw

Franciscus Gomarus

Franciscus Gomarus

Birthday of the day: Franciscus Gomarus; Franciscus Gomarus (January 30, 1563, Bruges – January 11, 1641, Groningen), was a Dutch theologian, a strict Calvinist and opponent of the teaching of Jacobus Arminius (and his followers), which was formally judged at the Synod of Dort (1618-1619).

Joke of the day: A defendant in a lawsuit involving large sums of money was talking to his lawyer. ‘If I lose this case, I’ll be ruined.’ ‘It’s in the judge’s hands now,’ said the lawyer. ‘Would it help if I sent the judge a box of cigars?’ ‘Oh no! This judge is a stickler or ethical behavior. A stunt like that would prejudice him against you. He might even hold you in contempt of court. In fact, you shouldn’t even smile at the judge.’ Within the course of time, the judge rendered a decision in favor of the defendant. As the defendant left the courthouse, he said to his lawyer, ‘Thanks for the tip about the cigars. It worked!’ ‘I’m sure we would have lost the case if you’d sent them.’ ‘But, I did send them.’ ‘What? You did?’ said the lawyer, incredulously. ‘Yes. That’s how we won the case.’ ‘I don’t understand,’ said the lawyer. ‘It’s easy. I sent the cigars to the judge, but enclosed the plaintiff’s business card.’


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