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Daily Game - December 4

BrainBashers - Easy Sudoku - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:35pm
BrainBashers Daily Game

Crazy Haunted House
   A point-and-click adventure where you have to rescue your friends from the haunted house.
[Played on the BrainBashers Games website]

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Booth Tarkington

Quotes of the Day - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:00pm
"There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink."
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Kingsley Amis

Quotes of the Day - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:00pm
"It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children."
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Dave Barry

Quotes of the Day - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:00pm
"Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath."
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Pablo Picasso

Quotes of the Day - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:00pm
"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
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caitiff

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:00am

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 04, 2014 is:

caitiff • \KAY-tif\  • adjective
: cowardly, despicable

Examples:
"Oh, horrible wretch! a murderer! unmanly murderer!—a defenceless woman smothered by caitiff hands!" — Edward Bulwer-Lytton, What Will He Do With It?, 1858

"… the Vichy cabinet accepted the German offer of air support from Sicily and Sardinia. This caitiff decision enabled the Germans to take the quick, decisive action of occupying airfields in Tunisia, with all its costly consequences upon our campaign." — Winston Churchill, The Hinge of Fate, 1950

Did you know?
Caitiff is pretty rare in contemporary use, but it has functioned since the 14th century as an adjective and also as a noun meaning "a base, cowardly, or despicable person" (as in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: "O thou caitiff! O thou varlet! O thou wicked Hannibal!"). Both the adjective and the noun evolved from the Anglo-French adjective caitif, meaning "wretched, despicable." The French word in turn derived from the Latin captivus, meaning "captive"—the shift from "captive" to "wretched" being perhaps prompted by the perception of captives as wretched and worthy of scorn.

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Rodney Dangerfield

Quotes of the Day - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 6:00pm
"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."
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Peter Ustinov

Quotes of the Day - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 6:00pm
"It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously."
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Lewis Carroll

Quotes of the Day - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 6:00pm
"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward."
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Calvin Trillin

Quotes of the Day - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 6:00pm
"Anybody caught selling macrame in public should be dyed a natural color and hung out to dry."
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