Question: Which President is mentioned by name in the theme song of TV’s “All in the Family”?
Answer: On this day in 1971, the sitcom “All in the Family” premiered on CBS. The opening theme song “Those Were the Days”, was presented in a unique way for a 1970s series: Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton seated at a piano and singing the tune on-camera at the start of every episode, concluding with live-audience applause. Herbert Hoover’s name is mentioned in the famous theme song to “All in the Family” with the lyrics…”Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.” The show ranked number-one in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.
Which founding father was killed as a result of wounds sustained in a duel?
Answer: Alexander Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded by Vice President Aaron Burr in one of the most famous duels in American history. The duel was the culmination of a long and bitter rivalry between the two men. Tensions reached a boiling point with Hamilton’s journalistic defamation of Burr’s character during the 1804 New York gubernatorial race. Ultimately, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. When both men drew their guns and shot, Hamilton was fatally wounded and brought back to New York City, where he died the next day.
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peremptory • \puh-REMP-tuh-ree\ • adjective
1 : barring a right of action, debate, or delay 2 : expressive of urgency or command 3 : marked by arrogant self-assurance : haughty
The manager’s peremptory rejection of any suggestions for improving office efficiency did little to inspire our confidence in his ability to help turn the company around.
“Depending on the situation, Elliott can heap upon her teammates words of encouragement or, when it’s needed, she can also be peremptory.” — Chris Hummer,Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram, November 10, 2014
Did you know?
Peremptory is ultimately from Latin perimere, which means “to take entirely” or “destroy” and comes from per-(“thoroughly”) and emere (“to take”). Peremptory implies the removal of one’s option to disagree or contest something. It sometimes suggests an abrupt dictatorial manner combined with an unwillingness to tolerate disobedience or dissent (as in “he was given a peremptory dismissal”). A related term is the adjective preemptive, which comes from Latin praeemere—from prae- (“before”) plus emere. Preemptive means “marked by the seizing of the initiative” (as in “a preemptive attack”).
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Jill M Roberts
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Even though it’s yesterday’s word, I thought it was a good one! Just click on réchauffé above and the word of the day will play for you! Or, you can read it below:
réchauffé • \ray-shoh-FAY\ • noun
1 : something presented in a new form without change of substance : rehash 2 : a warmed-over dish of food
The day after the holiday, it was traditional to serveréchauffés and snacks rather than cook a full meal.
“[It] is a réchauffé, … lifted and stitched from ‘The Gastronomical Me’ and other books.” — Victoria Glendinning, New York Times Book Review, June 9, 1991
Did you know?
We borrowed réchauffé in the early 19th century from the French; it is the past participle of their verb réchauffer, which means “to reheat.” Nineteenth-century French speakers were using it figuratively to designate something that was already old hat—you might say, “warmed over.” English speakers adopted that same meaning, which is still our most common. But within decades someone had apparently decided that leftovers would seem more appealing with a French name. The notion caught on. A recipe for “Réchauffé of Beef a la Jardiniere,” for example, instructs the cook to reheat “yesterday’s piece of meat” in a little water with some tomatoes added, and serve it on a platter with peas and carrots and potatoes. Réchauffé shares its root with another English word, chafing dish, the name of a receptacle for keeping food warm at the table.
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