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Orators Platform Crossword Clue 5 Letters – The tokens included in the Monopoly game have changed over the years. Two of the more interesting tokens are the battleship and the cannon. Hasbro created them for a board game called Conflict. When Conflict failed in the market, the surplus tokens were recycled and incorporated into Monopoly.
“Boondocks” (often shortened to “boonies”) is a term used in North America for a remote, usually rural area. Often the term is used derogatively, implying that the remote location is unsophisticated. “Boondocks” were first used by American soldiers stationed in the Philippines in the early 1900s. The word is derived from the Tagalog word “bundok” which means “mountain”.
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The phrase “East is East” comes from Rudyard Kipling’s 1892 poem “The Ballad of East and West”. The full quote is:
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Kipling here refers to the British (“West”) and the people of India (“East”) and the lack of understanding that existed between the two in the days of the Raj.
A podcast is basically an audio or video media file that is available for download. The name comes from the acronym “POD” meaning “play on demand” and “cast” meaning “broadcast”. So basically a podcast is a broadcast that can be played on demand, simply by downloading and opening the podcast file.
Apparently William Tel came from Uri, a canton in the German part of Switzerland. Altdorf is the capital of Uriah and is the town where William Tell shot the apple off his son’s head using a crossbow, at least according to legend. There is a bronze statue of Tell that was erected in the town square in 1895 to commemorate the event.
Singer Sheryl Crow dated cyclist Lance Armstrong from 2003 to 2006. Armstrong has repeatedly stated publicly that Crow’s music cured his cancer.
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“Smog” is a portmanteau created by combining “smoke” and “fog”. The term was first used to describe the air around London in the early 1900s. Few cities around the world have a reputation for particularly smog. For example, the city in Latin America that suffers the most from smog is Mexico City, which is located in a mountain “bowl” that traps industrial and vehicular pollution.
The noun “boot” was once used to describe something of advantage in trying to achieve a goal. This obsolete expression really only exists in the adverb “to boot” which means “in addition, over and above”, literally “to the advantage”.
Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian from San Francisco who is a protégé of Chris Rock. She recorded two very successful Netflix stand-up specials “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife”. She also worked as a writer for the hit sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat”.
The Greek goddess who personified the Earth was Gea (also “Gaia” and Greek for “earth” or “land”). The Roman equivalent of the goddess was Terra Mater, “Mother Earth”.
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“Archipelago” is our spelling of the Italian “archipelago”, a word that has Greek roots. The Aegean Sea was once known as an archipelago. The use of “archipelago” shifted over time, eventually being applied only to the Aegean islands. As a result, we today use the term “archipelago” not for a sea, but for a group or chain of islands.
“Séance” is a French word meaning “sitting”. We use the term in English for a sitting in which a spiritualist tries to communicate with the spirits of the dead.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was written by American suffragette leader Alice Paul. Although Paul was successful in her campaign to pass the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (which guaranteed the right to vote regardless of sex), her Equal Rights Amendment of 1923 did not reach the Senate until 1972. The amendment was passed by the Senate and then went to the state legislatures for the necessary ratification. 38 states had to approve the bill for the amendment to pass, but only 35 states voted in favor before the deadline. An amendment is still pending, although about half of the fifty states have adopted the ERA into their state constitutions.
I think curling is such a cool game (pun intended!). It’s a bit like bowls, but played on a sheet of ice. The sport is said to have been invented in medieval Scotland, and is called curling because of the action of the granite stone as it moves on the ice. The player can make the rock take a curved path (“twist”) by causing it to rotate slowly as it slides.
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An isolated area of vegetation in a desert is called an oasis (plural of “oases”). As water is needed for plant growth, an oasis may also include a spring, pond or small lake. We often use the term “oasis” more generally to describe a refuge, a place to rest.
The word “ham,” which describes a performer who overacts, is a shortened form of “hamfatter” and dates back to the late 1800s. “Hamfatter” comes from a song in an old music show called “The Ham-Fat Man”. It seems that an actor with a poor performance was considered to have the “acting” qualities of a minstrel in blackface.
The acronym “TED” stands for “Technology, Entertainment and Design”. TED is a series of conferences held around the world by a non-profit group called the Sapling Foundation. Conference topics are varied, and meetings are often led by big names such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bill Gates and Jane Goodall. The Sapling Foundation then makes conference recordings available for free online with the intention of spreading the ideas globally. These conferences are known as “TED Talks”. There are also TEDx events, which are local talks presented under a TED license.
Opie Taylor is a character played by Ron Howard on “The Andy Griffith Show”. Opie lives with his widowed father Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith) and his great-aunt Beatrice “Aunt Bee” Taylor (played by Frances Bavier). Ron Howard first played the role in 1960 in the pilot series, when he was only 5 years old. Howard has certainly come a long way since playing Opie Taylor. He directed some fantastic movies including my favorites like “Apollo 13”, “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Da Vinci Code”.
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The full name of the character played by Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars film series is Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan and later Leia Organa Solo. Leia is the twin sister of Luke Skywalker and the daughter of Anakin Skywalker (aka “Darth Vader”) and Padmé Amidala. Leia is being raised by her adoptive parents, Bail and Breha Organa. She ends up marrying Han Solo.
The Rocky Mountains of North America stretch from the very north of British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the USA. The range is over 3,000 miles. The highest point is Mount Elbert in Colorado, which has an elevation of 14,440 feet.
The Vikings were a Germanic people from northern Europe who were known as great seafarers. The key to the Vikings’ success was the design of their famous “long ships”. Made of wood, the longship was long and narrow with a shallow hull, it was also light so that the crew would actually carry it short distances over land and around obstacles. Longships are designed to be powered by both sails and oars.
The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin dates back to the Middle Ages. There have recently been suggestions that the story is rooted in truth, that the town of Hamelin actually lost many of its children, perhaps to the plague. The suggestion is that the story is an allegory. The use of the word “pied” implies that the player is dressed in colorful clothes. Our modern idiom “to pay the piper” means “to bear the cost of a bad decision”. It’s a reference to the residents of Hamelin who refused to pay the Pied Piper to rid the town of rats. They ended up paying the price when the madman lured their children.
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“The Kiss” is a beautiful sculpture created in 1889 by Auguste Rodin. I have had the privilege of standing next to a large marble life-size version of the work at the Musée Rodin, my favorite of all the museums in Paris, on several occasions. The Musée Rodin is very special in that the building and garden where all the works are located was Rodin’s real home and studio. Well worth a visit if you get to Paris…
Another word used in Britain and Ireland that is rarely used here is “pram”, which in my day was the most common term for what is called a pram in the US. “Kolica” is an abbreviation for “wheelbarrow”.
London’s Piccadilly Circus is a major intersection in west London. The intersection is at one end of the highway called Piccadilly, hence the first part of the name. The shape of the intersection is roughly circular, hence the use of “circus”, a Latin word meaning “circle”. It is known that there is a statue of Eros in the center of the intersection.
“Cher” is the stage name used by singer and actress Cherilyn Sarkisian. Once half of the husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher, she is often referred to as the goddess of pop. In her acting career, Cher was nominated