Thought for the Day
“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”
Did you know?
In one culture in the Amazon, people believe that a termite colony found in a home means the home’s owner will soon die. The only way to escape death is to eliminate the termite colony or abandon the home.
History today September 27
- 1777 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
- 1821 – Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
- 1892 – Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
- 1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct.
- 1988 – Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson stripped of Olympic gold
- 1998 – Google is launched.
Happy Birthday today September 27
- 1936 – Don Cornelius, Producer (“Soul Train“) (d. 2012)
- 1943 – Randy Bachman, Canadian musician
- 1953 – Greg Ham, Australian musician (Men at Work) (d. 2012)
- 1953 – Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican bassist and producer
- 1972 – Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress
- 1984 – Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1998 – Google
Word for the Day: kitsch
Definition of kitsch
- something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality
- a tacky or lowbrow quality or condition
Rhymes with kitsch
bitch, ditch, fitch, flitch, glitch, hitch, itch, niche, pitch, quitch, rich, snitch, stitch, such, switch, twitch, which, witch
- The lamp Jane bought at the art show was so kitsch the fringe around the bottom of the shade, it looked like a vase wearing a hula skirt.
- Cowboy hats and boots in the city… is that kitsch or what.
kitsch \k?ts\ noun
any form of entertainment—movies, books, plays—with enormous popular appeal.
This kitsch sells like mad in the big city.
Word Origin and History
1926, from Ger., lit. “gaudy, trash,” from dial. kitschen “to smear.”
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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