Military Slang From WW1

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.

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A Good Question

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.

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I Could’ve Told Them That….

without all the studies.

Researchers spent months getting to the bottom of an eternal question: Is my cat ignoring me?

The answer is most likely, yes.

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An April 1st to Remember

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.

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Unbelievable CHP Graphic Chase Video

Unbelievable CHP Graphic Chase Video

 

*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…

 

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The Highwaymen

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.

Some of the bigger streaming companies are taking the place of Hollywood, and making their own movies and series.

So much so that for Netflix, Hollywood is starting to take them seriously and view them as a tough competitor.

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Lost and Found

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.

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