When I was in the Army all those years ago, I was interested in the slang – and how it is created. It seemed that the slang – and phrases – used in the military comes from wars current and past.
With the facts of the widespread cheating scandal still unfolding, William McGurn makes a good point. For some years, most upper-tier universities have had an embarrassing problem in this era of affirmative action.
A higher percentage of Asian-Americans are qualified for entrance than other groups, far above their representative population percentage.
I don’t know how the tradition of April Fools Day got started, but despite fair warning over much of my life, and a healthy dose of naivety thrown in, I have usually fallen for it.
Although April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery.
Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563.
People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.
*Graphic Pursuit Video*
The CHP Buttonwillow Area was just involved in one of the wildest pursuits you will ever see. You will never believe what the vehicle was that we were chasing. You have to watch and see it with your own eyes.
Fellow Lexican ParrotheadJeff forwarded this to me – and thanks to the California Highway Patrol…
As far as video streaming goes for my home entertainment, I have been late to the party. However, once there, I have realized how much of the video world I have missed.
So much so that for Netflix, Hollywood is starting to take them seriously and view them as a tough competitor.
On occasion, I have a week’s free time or so, and have always used it for a road trip. I’ve used it for a Lexican get-together in Sandy Eggo, trips to the Southwest, Idaho, Oregon…
I wanted to see Crater Lake, OR back in 2017 and as it was, fellow Lexican ColoComment was going to be there at that time, too.
So we decided to see it together.