Word of the Day
Idiom of the Day
|To applaud (someone or something); to clap.|
Braemar Highland GatheringIn the 11th century, King Malcolm held a gathering of the Scottish clans in Braemar to test their strength and to choose the hardiest soldiers. Competitors were asked to toss the caber—a pole 16' to 20' long and weighing 120 pounds—in such a way that it landed on its other end. The Braemar Gathering is still an annual event in the village of Braemar in Scotland, and the participants are still required to wear kilts and toss the caber. But the event has been expanded to include traditional Highland dancing, bagpipe music, games, and other athletic competitions as well. More...
Quote of the Day
A good man is a man who is good to us, and a bad man is a man who doesn't do what we want him to.
Jerome K. Jerome
Today's topic: lout