Super excited to visit with Keisha Knight Pulliam today!
(Rudy Huxtable from the Cosby Show) She's in a new Christmas Movie called "Jingle Belle" which premieres THIS Sunday, November 25th at 8pm EST on Lifetime. - https://zurl.co/zj0W
Friday November 23, 2018
BRAIN ON DRUGS:
The Census Bureau estimates that there are 1.5 million witches living in the United States. (https://goo.gl/M7xN7z)
A survey by the Census Bureau found that 15% of unmarried millennial couples live together. (https://goo.gl/G9fzX4)
The state of Florida is suing CVS because the drugstore company played a large role in creating the nation’s opioid crisis. (https://goo.gl/Vvay9Q)
Wildlife officials in Montana are trying to corral a group of deer that tested positive for Brain Wasting Disease. (https://goo.gl/AGa41X)
German automaker Volkswagen is planning to release its own fleet of electric cars to battle Tesla. (https://goo.gl/D49XMw)
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.
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