Today we talk with Jordan Goodman…. America’s Money Answers Man!
Friday November 16, 2018
BRAIN ON DRUGS:
Fourteen Navy sailors were busted for using LSD on the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan Nuclear Submarine. (https://goo.gl/cRFjC8)
A Wallet Hub survey named Mississippi as the fattest state in the country. (https://goo.gl/bBKG83)
A survey by Euromonitor found that China will become the world’s number one tourist destination by the year 2030. (https://goo.gl/r4NT2s)
A Florida man jumped into the crocodile enclosure at a local zoo and was injured after the croc attacked him. (https://goo.gl/sKbVFv)
Apple cut back production of its cheaper iPhone model last week.
A new study found that drinking coffee prevents Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. (https://goo.gl/F6FfCC)
A Swiss Scientist is studying whether cheese will age better if it listens to Led Zeppelin music. (https://goo.gl/qppQWB)
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD
-A person who is a master of dinner-table conversation.
-Someone skilled at informal chitchat.
-One who converses learnedly at dinner - in allusion to the title of a celebrated work of Athenæus, in which a number of learned men are represented as at dinner discoursing on literature and matters of the table.
From Greek "deipnosophistai", title of a Greek work by Athenaeus (3rd century), describing learned discussions at a banquet, from "deipnon" meal + "sophistai" wise men. 17th century.
Used in a sentence:
“She fancies herself quite the deipnosophist, when in reality she’s just an ultracrepidarian blatherskite spouting folderol and flapdoodle!”
I also found the following etymology, it interested me because while essentially the same, it seems to differ a bit from the others I found in that it specifies that the learned discussion it refers to is exclusively about food, and the preparation thereof:
"gourmand," 1650s, from Greek deipnosophistes "one learned in the mysteries of the kitchen," from deipnon "chief meal, dinner" (of unknown origin) + sophistes "master of a craft". the word has come down thanks to "Deipnosophistai," 3c. work on gastronomy by Athenaeus.
A modern-day Goldilocks busted into a couple’s New Jersey home while they were away on vacation — sleeping in their bed, gobbling their food and watching their DVDs before taking off in their car. 29-year-old Dirk McCalla originally from the Bronx, made himself quite cozy in the couple’s house on Eagle Street in Cresskill this week. The unsuspecting pair returned home Tuesday to find their bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen in total disarray. “He used a lot of spice, a lot of hot pepper, and the fan was on,” resident Hee Song stated. The couple forgot to leave their alarm system on, but Song’s husband, Byung Song, said he believed the intruder was playing around with the system, and got scared off. East Rutherford cops arrested him after someone reported that the was driving around in the family’s SUV, and going from house to house ringing doorbells. It was unclear how long the vagrant was in the home. McCalla was charged with trespassing, burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property. (https://goo.gl/7aDn4m)
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