Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

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Face of the Day

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Father Jacques Hamel of the parish Saint-Etienne who had his throat slit during mass in France by two Islamic haters filming as they terrorised the whole church and the nuns.

Word of the day

The word for today is…

convocation (noun) – 1. (a) The act of convoking (having a formal meeting).
(b) A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.
2. A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
3. (a) An assembly of the clergy and representative laity of a section of a diocese of the Episcopal Church.
(b) The district represented at such an assembly.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, “assembly of persons,” from Old French convocation and directly from Latin convocationem (nominative convocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convocare “to call together,” from com- “together” + vocare “to call,” from vox “voice”.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27

2Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth–a stranger, not your own lips.

Wednesday Nightcap

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Today’s Trivia

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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?

Dark chocolate (70% cacao or more) and cheese actually protect your teeth. (Source)

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