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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/23/24 – TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY!

What light from yon flatscreen breaks? Forsooth ‘n shit, it’s NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY! The Granddaddy of all English writers, The Bard himself, William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon would have had a field day with today’s English language and its 450,000-word vocabulary and 26-letter alphabet. Old Bill had to get by with just 24 letters […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/20/24 – DETECTIVE STORY DAY!

Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his gothic tales of horror and dread, gave birth on this day in 1841 to the likes of  Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Hercule Poirot and Alex Cross when he published what is considered the first detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” making today NATIONAL DETECTIVE

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/16/24 – INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY!

By never saying a word, he spoke every language, becoming the most famous man in the world, making today INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY! One of the world’s first movies stars, Charles Spencer Chaplin (b. April 16, 1889, London, England) was a monumental talent; writer, actor, director, producer and a talented composer who scored his own films.

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/24 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into your computer, every word, definition and synonym only an instant away. None of us

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