I’ve enlisted the help of WordFind.com. I know, we’re not supposed to do that, but that never stopped me (or anyone else) before.
Remember the big box of 64 Crayola crayons? They’ve changed which colors are in it, but one I’m pretty sure they still have is sepia. I included the CSS code if there’s a chance you might want to use it on a web page.
One day, I got an email from my brother asking me if I knew the answer to a trivia question his boss asked: on parade, why does the French Foreign Legion always bring up the rear? It turns out that the Foreign Legion’s quick march, “Boudin,” at 90 beats per minute, is slower than a standard quick march, 120 beats per minute. When they’re on parade, they’re led by a unit called the Pionniers, a “unit of tradition” consisting of sappers, or battle engineers. They have beards, wear buffalo-hide aprons, and carry axes instead of rifles.
While looking at words for sip, I ran across fissiped. Fissipeds are terrestrial carnivores, like dogs, cats, bears, raccoons, and badgers, whose toes are separated. I guess we might be considered fissipeds, too.
Did you know that sophomore comes from two Greek words, sophos (wise) and moros (stupid)? Your second year of high school and college (or university, if you prefer) is called your sophomore year. As a matter of fact, it’s used for your second year at anything, as in “sophomore slump,” what baseball players experience in their second season, regardless of how well or poorly they did in their rookie year. The Braves have a lot of players going into their second season, including Ronald Acuña Jr., last year’s National League Rookie of the Year. Maybe he won’t have one. Braves fans definitely hope so.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. This month, it’s also part of Just Jot It January.
Now here’s Anita Bryant for Coca-Cola. King-size Coca-Cola gives you that refreshing new feeling!