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Today in History

Red Baron

On this day, in 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron, shot down the last of his 80 confirmed kills of the First World War.

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

pragmatic (adj) – 1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
2. Philosophy of or relating to pragmatism.
3. Linguistics of or relating to pragmatics.
4. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1610s, “meddlesome, impertinently busy,” short for earlier pragmatical, or else from Middle French pragmatique (15crntury), from Latin pragmaticus “skilled in business or law,” from Greek pragmatikos “fit for business, active, business-like; systematic,” from pragma (genitive pragmatos) “a deed, act; that which has been done; a thing, matter, affair,” especially an important one; also a euphemism for something bad or disgraceful; in plural, “circumstances, affairs” (public or private), often in a bad sense, “trouble,” literally “a thing done,” from stem of prassein/prattein “to do, act, perform”. Meaning “matter-of-fact” is from 1853. In some later senses from German pragmatisch.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 19

15 Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.

Sunday nightCap

Yeah right. Still fun tho’

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Today’s Trivia

via seventiesmusic.wordpress.com

via seventiesmusic.wordpress.com

 

 

Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

 

Three men forced their way into a 67-year-old man’s home with the intention of raping his granddaughter and stealing the money in his safe. He agreed to open the safe and take out the cash, but instead of taking out the money, he took out a gun and shot all of them. (source)

 

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Asian invasion

Video autostarts, so now behind a Read more »

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No cat would do that..instead they’d smother the baby

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