Word of the day

The word for today is…

polemic (noun) – 1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.

(adj) – Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1630s, “controversial argument or discussion,” from French polémique (16th/17th century), noun use of adjective meaning “disputatious, controversial”

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 30

1The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh contain this message. I am weary, O God; I am weary and worn out, O God.

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Today’s Trivia

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?

Mount Ōmine, a mountain in Japan, maintains an unbroken 1,300 year “voluntary” ban on women.  (Source)

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Space X – some people aren’t easy to convince

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