Start of a pirate’s refrain

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Start of a pirate’s refrain

YO-HO-HO
The fictional sea shanty called “Dead Man’s Chest” was introduced in Robert Louis Stevenson’s great novel, “Treasure Island”. In the book, Stevenson only describes the chorus, which goes:

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

Alum

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Alum

GRAD
An “alumnus” (plural … alumni) is a graduate or former student of a school or college. The female form is “alumna” (plural … alumnae). The term comes into English from Latin, in which alumnus means foster-son or pupil. “Alum” is an informal term used for either an alumna or an alumnus.

Flax fabric

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Flax fabric

LINEN
Flax is mainly grown for its seeds (to make oil) and for its fibers. Flax fibers have been used to make linen for centuries, certainly back as far as the days of the Ancient Egyptians. Flax fibers are soft and shiny, resembling blonde hair, hence the term “flaxen hair”.

“The Twilight Zone” plot device

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“The Twilight Zone” plot device

IRONY
The iconic television series called “The Twilight Zone” first aired in 1959 and then ran for 156 episodes before being pulled in 1964. “The Twilight Zone” was revived for four years in the late eighties, and was also spun-off into a movie by Steven Spielberg in 1983.

Maxim

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Maxim

TENET
A tenet is an article of faith, something that is held to be true. “Tenet” is Latin for “he holds”.

Our word “maxim” meaning “precept, principle” has been around since the early 1600s. The term ultimately derives from the Latin phrase “maxima popositio”, literally “greatest premise”.

“Brusha, brusha, brusha” toothpaste

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“Brusha, brusha, brusha” toothpaste

IPANA
Ipana toothpaste was introduced in 1915 and was at the height of its popularity in the forties and fifties. Sales declined in the sixties and the product was withdrawn from the US market in the seventies. Bucky the Beaver was the “spokesman” for Ipana. Bucky the Beaver’s slogan was “Brusha… Brusha… Brusha. Get the New Ipana – it’s dandy for your teeth!”

 

Indoor ball brand

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Indoor ball brand

NERF
Nerf is the name given to the soft material used in a whole series of toys designed for “safe” play indoors. The Nerf product is used to make darts, balls and ammunition for toy guns. “NERF” is an acronym, standing for Non-Expanding Recreational Foam.

Rock legend Frank

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Rock legend Frank

ZAPPA
Frank Zappa was an American composer and guitarist, a solo artist as well as the founding member of the rock band Mothers of Invention. You might like to meet his four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.

“There’s __ Out Tonight”: 1961 hit

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“There’s __ Out Tonight”: 1961 hit

A MOON
“There’s a Moon Out Tonight” is a ballad that was record originally in 1958 by the Capris, a Doo Wop group from Queens, New York. The song was a “slow burner” for the Capris, eventually becoming a hit in 1961.

Quarters

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Quarters

ABODES
We use the term “quarters” for a place of abode, especially housing for military personnel. Back in the late 16th century, quarters were a portion (quarter) of a town reserved for a military force.

Suffix with Canton

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Suffix with Canton

-ESE
Cantonese is the Chinese language that originated in and around Guangzhou (aka “Canton”), the third largest city in the country. In particular, Cantonese is spoken by the majority of people in the former colonies of Hong Kong and Macau, and is the most common Chinese language spoken in overseas Chinese communities around the world.

Puccini’s “La __”

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Puccini’s “La __”

BOHEME
“La bohème” by Giacomo Puccini is the second most frequently performed opera in the US (after Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”).

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer, famous for his operas that are so often performed all over the world. Included in the list of his works are “La bohème”, “Tosca”, “Madama Butterfly” and “Turandot”. Puccini died in Brussels, Belgium in 1924 having suffered from throat cancer. An audience attending a performance of “La bohème” in Rome heard of the composer’s death in the middle of the performance. At the news, the opera was stopped, and the orchestra instead played Chopin’s “Funeral March”.