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What is in a word ? ‘Ruthless’

Posted: September 18, 2015 in Titbits

Have you ever wondered who Ruth was or is, if somebody is ruthless? Did that somebody leave her behind ? Was Ruth expected but she could not get there? Do you arrive at a dinner alone, but a place had been set for two. Do you apologies and  say, I am ever so sorry but today  I am Ruthless?

RuthFriend with Ruth, or is it ‘Ruthwith’

imagesWX8Q8709 Friend without Ruth, we have already leaned that is called ‘ruthless’

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Ticker Tape Parade NYC

Posted: April 22, 2015 in Titbits

Ticker Tape douglas-macarthur[1]ticker tapeParades in NYC , do they still exist ? I remember watching them on the telly. In black and white of course. I clearly remember the one after the landing on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collis.There was one on April 22nd 1951 for general Douglas Mac Arthur. Ticker Trade Parade must have been the biggest honour you could think of, beside winning  a gold medal at the Olympics I guess.

Liberty Bell

Posted: April 20, 2015 in Titbits
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Liberty Bell, composed by John Philip Sousa. He also composed the operetta ‘ El Capitan’ which was the First public film shown, This was in the US,john-phillip-sousa-200[1]el capitan in NYC . Date April 20th 1896

Hurray

Posted: April 19, 2015 in On This Day, Titbits

Hurray for Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, who on April 19th 1932 suggested a 5 day working week. Question is, does it still remain in reality these days? Share your experiences with us, right here.herbert-hoover-200[1]

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Posted: April 11, 2015 in Titbits

April 11th 1914, George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ premiers.  george-bernard-shaw-200[1]

The Great Gatsby

Posted: April 10, 2015 in Titbits

f-scott-fitzgerald[1]It was in 1925.on the April the 10th to be precise, that Sribners published F.Scott Fitzgerald’s

‘The Great Gatsby’  There is hardly anybody who has not read or seen the movie, filmed again and again.

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Posted: April 9, 2015 in Titbits

Did you know that on the 9th of April 1928 Mae West in NYC debut in a daring new play ‘Diamond Lil ?

Onmae-west4[1]e of those facts which are little known today