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Topic: have had (one's) chips
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 1:13:58 AM
Idiom of the Day
have had (one's) chips — To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling.
Topic: Royal Easter Show
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 1:12:33 AM
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Royal Easter Show
The largest and best-attended of the Australian agricultural fairs, the Royal Easter Show was first held in 1822 as a way of promoting the country's agricultural industry and helping people sell their products. Now it attracts more than a million visitors each year and has expanded to include sports competitions, fashion and flower shows, and celebrity performances. It attracts more than 600 exhibitors each year and is similar to some of the larger American state fairs, such as the Iowa State Fair and the Eastern States Exposition.
Topic: Henry Robinson Luce (1898)
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 1:11:05 AM
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Henry Robinson Luce (1898)
One of the most powerful—and controversial—figures in the history of US journalism, Luce founded Time magazine in 1923 with former Yale classmate Briton Hadden. It was the first news-weekly in the US and is now the largest. Luce went on to launch a number of other highly successful magazines, including Fortune, Life, and Sports Illustrated.
Topic: Oscar Wilde's Libel Case Begins (1895)
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 1:10:11 AM
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Oscar Wilde's Libel Case Begins (1895)
When the marquess of Queensbury became convinced that his son, Alfred Douglas, was having an affair with Wilde, he began to rail against the author and playwright, publicly accusing Wilde of sodomy, a crime at the time. At Douglas's urging, Wilde sued the marquess for libel. He not only lost the case, but was in turn charged with homosexual offenses and arrested. Wilde was convicted in an internationally notorious trial and served two years hard labor.
Topic: The Interpretation of Dreams
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 1:09:05 AM
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The Interpretation of Dreams
Dr. Sigmund Freud introduced his authoritative theory on why people dream and the true meaning of these dreams in his 1899 book The Interpretation of Dreams. In Freud's view, all dreams are a form of wish fulfillment. They are the expression of desires that are ordinarily repressed—meaning hidden from consciousness—because they represent forbidden impulses. Even then, they are distorted and disguised so as to be acceptable to the conscious mind.
Topic: decollate
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 1:03:55 AM
Word of the Day
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decollate
Definition: (verb) To behead.
Synonyms: decapitate
Usage: King Louis XVI was decollated by means of a guillotine in 1793.
Topic: Defining Declarative Sentences
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 1:02:53 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
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Defining Declarative Sentences
A declarative sentence makes a statement or argument about what is, was, or will be the case. That is, it talks about that which is asserted to be true.
Topic: have got to (do something)
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:30:52 AM
Idiom of the Day
have got to (do something) — To be obligated, obliged, or required to (do something).
Topic: have got to (do something)
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:30:51 AM
Idiom of the Day
have got to (do something) — To be obligated, obliged, or required to (do something).
Topic: Pascua Florida Day
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:29:38 AM
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Pascua Florida Day
Although no one knows for certain the date on which Ponce de León landed at Florida in 1513, it is widely believed that he first stepped ashore on April 2. He named the land Pascua Florida because it was Eastertime. Pascua is a Spanish word meaning "Easter," and Florida means "flowering" or "full of flowers." The Florida state legislature designated April 2 Florida State Day in 1953. The week ending on April 2 is known as Pascua Florida Week, a time when people are encouraged to attend special programs devoted to the area's discovery and history.