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
    http://epic.net/mmxiv/
    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)
    Daily Quote
    “If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.” — W. H. Auden

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