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Topic: I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a...
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:59:06 AM
Both men and women play those psychological games.
Topic: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890)
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:47:49 AM
Dwight David Eisenhower, nicknamed 'Ike', was born in Denison, Texas on 14 October 1890 and brought up in Kansas.

Eisenhower graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1915. He served in the army through the 1920s and 1930s, including a posting to the Philippines in the late 1930s.

Shortly after the United States entered World War Two, Eisenhower went to work in Washington, where he impressed the chief of staff General George C Marshall. In June 1942, he was appointed commanding general in the European theatre. This was later extended to include the Mediterranean and North Africa. In February 1944, he was named the supreme commander of the Allied expeditionary forces in Western Europe. He oversaw the successful Allied assault on the coast of Normandy on June 1944 and the Allied liberation of western Europe. On 7 May 1945, he accepted Germany's surrender and then commanded the US occupation zone in Germany.
Topic: Theodore Roosevelt Shot in the Chest While Campaigning (1912)
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:26:05 AM
Theodore Roosevelt’s opening line was hardly remarkable for a presidential campaign speech: “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible.” His second line, however, was a bombshell.

“I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.”

Topic: The Phonograph Cylinder
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:16:57 AM
Following seven years of research and experimentation at their Volta Laboratory, Charles Sumner Tainter, Alexander Graham Bell, and Chichester Bell introduced wax as the recording medium and engraving, rather than indenting, as the recording method. In 1887, their "Graphophone" system was being put to the test of practical use by official reporters of the US Congress, with commercial units later being produced by the Dictaphone Corporation.[4] After this system was demonstrated to Edison's representatives, Edison quickly resumed work on the phonograph. He settled on a thicker all-wax cylinder, the surface of which could be repeatedly shaved down for reuse. Both the Graphophone and Edison's "Perfected Phonograph" were commercialized in 1888. Eventually, a patent-sharing agreement was signed and the wax-coated cardboard tubes were abandoned in favor of Edison's all-wax cylinders as an interchangeable standard format.[
Topic: Using Interrogative Pronouns
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:07:31 AM
Interrogative Pronouns

We use interrogative pronouns to ask questions. The interrogative pronoun represents the thing that we don't know (what we are asking the question about).

There are four main interrogative pronouns: who, whom, what, which

The possessive pronoun whose can also be an interrogative pronoun (an interrogative possessive pronoun).
Topic: choleric
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:04:01 AM
Choleric: adjective


Definition of choleric

1: easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger: hot-tempered
a perpetually choleric old grouser
2: ANGRY, IRATE
a choleric outburst

Topic: the devil is in the detail(s)
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:21:11 AM
The source of the proverb 'The devil is in the details' is often attributed to the German/American architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. This is almost certainly a misattribution. The expression derives from an earlier German proverb - "Der liebe Gott steckt in detail", which translates as 'God is in the detail'. Mies Van Der Rohe is also associated with this earlier form but, although he may have used it, there's no evidence that he was the first to do so.

In the migration of the phrases, an 's' was added - the earlier form is usually 'God is in the detail'; the later form is more commonly 'the devil is in the details'.

'The devil is in the details' only came into common use in the 1990s (Van Der Rohe died in 1969) and the earliest citation of it that I've found in print is in Richard Mayne's explanation of the workings of the European Union - The Community of Europe, 1963:

On the principle that ‘the devil is in the details’, what should have been a merely formal occasion developed into a debate about the Community's official languages and the site of its headquarters.

The phrase might have been tailor-made for negotiations between European Union countries, which are renowned for their labyrinthine and hair-splitting attention to detail.
Topic: Festivals Acadiens
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:17:17 AM
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles


Girard Park

Lafayette, LA's annual Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, held the second full weekend in October, provides the ideal opportunity to discover Lafayette, LA's blend of food, music, and culture that makes the city so unique. For over 40 years this free festival has offered locals and visitors alike the opportunity to experience three days of nonstop music, dancing, food as well as crafts and a genuine Cajun and Creole experience like no other. See below for a complete list of performers.
Topic: He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:15:28 AM
The firsts in every respect should be bold.
Topic: Lillie Langtry (1853)
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:08:39 AM
Lillie Langtry

She was the daughter of the Dean of Jersey. In 1874 she married Edward Langtry, who died in 1897, and in 1899 she married Hugo de Bathe, who became a baronet in 1907. In 1881 Langtry caused a sensation by being the first society woman to go on the stage, making her first notable appearance at the Haymarket Theatre, London, as Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer. For some time the critics did not take her seriously, but she became a competent actress, her most successful part being Rosalind in As You Like It. She also toured the provinces and the United States. She turned the old Aquarium Theatre in London into the Imperial Theatre, modeled on a Greek temple, and opened it under her own management in 1901. Her last appearance on the stage was in 1917. Lillie Langtry also maintained a successful racing stable at Newmarket. One of the most beautiful women of her time, she had many distinguished admirers, including the prince of Wales, subsequently King Edward VII.

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