[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, April 9
lady_cait at lycos.com
Wed Apr 10 11:55:17 PDT 2002
If I already posted this, I am sorry. I forgot which day I left off.
April 9, 2002
A mothers exclamation as she tries to soothe her child when coughing.
-- Walter Haighs New Glossary of the Huddlesfield Dialect, 1928
Death of Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
A few days before he died, Bacon, who had long wondered how grass could remain green when buried under snow, correctly theorized that ice was a type of preservative. To test his hypothesis, he bought a chicken and ordered it prepared. As the story goes, he caught cold while stuffing the bird with snow and died a short time later. It is believed that the white chicken still haunts Pond Square, Highgate, the London neighborhood where Bacon purchased it. He once wrote, There is a superstition in avoiding superstitions.
Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar
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