At Your Leisure

Word of the Week:

Agglutinate (verb): to form words

Just because Greg added the suffix, -ish, to everything didn’t mean he was agglutinating new words.

Quote of the Week:

“If you want to be me, be me. If you want to be you, be you.” – by Cat Stevens

Stream of Facts:

In the movie “The Big Lebowski,” The Dude says the word “man” 147 times in the film, or about 1.5 times every minute.

The Chicago Tribune had a 40-year-long crusade from 1934 to 1975 to simplify the spelling of American English. A word such as phantom was rendered as fantom in this pursuit. Bigwigs of the era like Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and even John D. Rockefeller encouraged this change.

There is always a change in the mystery flavor of Dum Dum Lolipops. Each mystery lolly is made with a mixture of two flavors from the last batch and the next, ensuring the flavor is always different.

Veteran mystery writer Agatha Christie became enveloped in a mystery of her own when she disappeared without a trace in 1926 for 11 days. Many thought her unfaithful husband was the perpetrator.

Mixtape Therapy: Semester Time

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