Deadword of the Day: Snoutfair

Snoutfair: A person with attractive facial features

As in: Marco Polo is the most snoutfair person I know!

 

Ludicrous Latin: Adaugeo-

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-National Architects Union Headquarters, Romania

History Schmistory: August 19. To go where no man would dare go before…

1960 – Sputnik Program: Sputnik 5  – the Soviet Union launches a satellite with 2 dogs, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants. The first animals to be launched into orbit and return safely. Not to take anything away from the first animals ever in space, fruit flies. Seriously. They did so well we sent them back a few years ago. Poor little guys…

By Jack Dykinga, U.S. Department of Agriculture [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jack Dykinga, U.S. Department of Agriculture [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

-We should give a shout to Laika, the original space dog, who unfortunately didn’t make it back. RIP widdle buddy!

Laika Monument By Laika ac from USA (Laika) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Laika Monument
By Laika ac from USA (Laika) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Deadword of the Day: Blepharon

Blepharon: One who has great eyebrows.

As in: Hey, that blepharon has pointy teeth!

 

History Schmistory: August 18. Truth or Dare?

1587: Virginia Dare, the first American child of English descent, is born. Sad news for the Truths, across the road, who are  two weeks overdue.

Henry Howe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Henry Howe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ludicrous Latin: Nemo dat puer in angulo

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner”
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Swayze: Born today in 1952

History Schmistory: August 17. Moving stick-people? One please!

1908: Fantasmagorie by Emile Cohl, debuts as the first animated film in history. Try it with your own soundtrack! … …Or don’t.

Ludicrous Latin: Integrare in hoc

“Merge this way”

Deadword of the Day: Yeepsen

Yeepsen: As much as you can hold in two hands. A double-handful.

As in: I’ll take a yeepsen of baby owls, please.

History Schmistory: August 16. Can you hear me now?

1858: The United States exchanges overseas greetings with the United Kingdom for the first time through the transatlantic telegraph cable.

See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Which was destroyed 4 weeks later by this guy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Portrait of Wildman Whitehouse, 1856-1865, Maull and Polyblank, Science Museum, 1856-1865. Object No. 1980-2/50. © This image is available for use under the following license: CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0]

His complaint was it didn’t work fast enough, so he turned up the juice too high and fried the thing. Way to go, Wildman.

He tried to make it up to everybody with a communications device of his own…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No one was amused.

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