Butler County Times Gazette
  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 25

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  • 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: Todays 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 Hepsters 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 Dont 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.
    Todays Featured Birthday
    NBA player Joakim Noah (29)
    Daily Quote
    If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. W. H. Auden