Programmer, opera singer, actor, textual editor.
The Acadians were a different colonization effort from Québec, and for reasons I do not know, the British thought them more of a threat.
By the way, “Cajun” is an extreme mispronunciation of “Acadian”. The Cajun community in Louisiana was started by Acadian refugees.
But it was named by mistake. It should have been the USS Acadia, but it went on the books with the “r“ and stayed that way.
No, not the Army. He used often to be seen wearing a “Dixie Cup” cap.
Well, the US already had Memorial Day (formerly known as “Decoration Day”, for putting flowers on Union graves), and, after WW2, it seemed a little silly to still be celebrating the end of WW1, so “Veterans Day” was settled upon as a useful thing to replace Armistice Day.
There are several theories. It could be “cattlegut” (remember, “cattle” originally meant “domestic farm animals” in general), or it could be “kitgut” (because “kit” is an old word for a small fiddle), or it could be “caterwauling gut” (because of what a badly played fiddle can sound like). But there is no evidence that catgut was ever made from cats—if only because, since cats are both small and obligate carnivores, you couldn’t get enough gut from one cat to string one entire fiddle.
I dunno. I keep wondering about all those conservatives who seem to be afraid that gays are out to “convert” them.
Heavy and sucker feet? The Wympus would appear to be closely related to the eponymous Wumpus of the early computer game.
How do you snap someone’s neck in live theatre now?
And, of course, what it really says is not “492 feet”, but “150 meters”, because Eswatini is a civilized country.
Once you’ve slept one summer night in loon country, you’ll never be quite the same.
(For any British readers, a loon is the bird that you call a “diver”. But I don’t think old-world divers have the same preternatural cry that American loons have.)