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Monday, July 22, 2024

Article of the Day

Daily Grammar Lesson

Idiom of the Day

lust for power

Intense, insatiable desire to attain power and control.

This Day in History

Today’s Birthday

Today’s Holiday

Kuwait Liberation Day

After Iraqi President Saddam Hussein‘s troops invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990, several countries in the United Nations formed a military coalition—including troops and equipment from the U.S., France, and Britain—to force them out. Operation Desert Storm began on January 17, 1991, and, for five weeks, U.S. and British air forces relentlessly bombed Baghdad. This was followed by four days of a ground war, which resulted in Hussein’s troops leaving Kuwait. February 26 is a national holiday in Kuwait celebrating the end of Iraq’s military presence in Kuwait.

Quote of the Day
Cruelty was the devil’s own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to … On the other hand, where we saw people who loved their neighbors, and were kind to man and beast, we might know that was God’s mark.

Anna Sewell

Word Trivia

Today’s topic: mess

addled, muddled – Addled refers to mental confusion; muddled is anything confused or in a mess. More…

dog’s breakfast, dog’s dinner – Meaning a mess or muddle, a dog’s breakfast or dog’s dinner originally may have referred to a cooking mishap with results fit only for a dog’s consumption. More…

higgledy-piggledy – Probably formed from pig and the animal’s suggestions of mess and disorder. More…

kettle of fish – Meaning “mess, muddle,” the phrase is from “a pretty kettle of fish,” a corruption of “kiddle of fish,” in which a kiddle is a basket set in the opening of a weir for catching fish. More…

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