Word of the Day
dulcify DUHL-suh-fahy (verb) 1. to make more agreeable; mollify; appease. 2. to sweeten. — www.dictionary.com
Website of the Day
Spartans vs Hipsters
Think hipsters are as cuddly as these gamemakers do? Try out this multiplayer and cross-devices game.
Number to Know
1944: Today’s use of the term “hipster” derives from earlier movements in the 1940s. In 1939, the word “hepster” was used by Cab Calloway in the title of his “Hepster’s Dictionary,” which defines hep cat as “a guy who knows all the answers, understands jive.” In 1944, pianist Harry Gibson modified this to “hipster” in his short glossary “For Characters Who Don’t Dig Jive Talk,” published in 1944 with the album “Boogie Woogie In Blue,” featuring the self-titled hit “Handsome Harry the Hipster.”
This Day in History
Feb. 25, 1836: Samuel Colt is granted a U.S. patent for the Colt revolver.
Today’s Featured Birthday
NBA player Joakim Noah (29)
“If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.” — W. H. Auden