Good 48º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we topped at 95º.
Picture of the Day... perfectly timed....
Interesting about unusually odd named places.....
Profanity, humorous words, and highly charged words
A number of settlements have names that are offensive or humorous in other languages, such as Rottenegg or Fucking in Austria. Although as a place name Fucking is benign in German, in English the word is profane. Similarly, when they hear of the French town of Condom, English speakers will likely associate it with condoms, a form of barrier contraception. Hell, Norway, comes from the old Norse word hellir, which means "overhang" or "cliff cave". In modern Norwegian the word helvete means "hell", while the Norwegian word hell can mean "luck". One can also cite the mountain named Wank in Bavaria, Germany, which in German derives from Middle High German wanken, which means "to stagger".
Conversely, a number of place names can be considered humorous or offensive by their inhabitants, such as the Italian town of Bastardo ("Bastard") and Troia ("Slut", literally the female of the pig; the same name is used in Italian for the ancient city of Troy), or the German towns Affendorf ("Monkey Village"), Faulebutter ("Rancid Butter"), Fickmühlen ("Fuck Mills"), Himmelreich ("Kingdom of Heaven"), which appropriately lies at the edge of the Höllental ("Hell's Valley"), Katzenhirn ("Cat Brain", nearest to Mindelheim), Lederhose (Lederhosen, leather trousers), Plöd (blöd means "stupid", renamed in 2009), Regenmantel ("Raincoat"), and Warzen ("Warts").
The US also has the unincorporated community of Hell, Michigan, the unincorporated city of Intercourse, Pennsylvania, the historic community of Penile, Louisville in Kentucky, and Pee Pee Township in Ohio. Dildo is a town in Newfoundland, Canada, and off the coast there is a Dildo Island. In the United Kingdom, there are towns called Cockermouth, Penistone, and Pett Bottom, the last of which is located 5 miles (8 km) south of Canterbury, Kent. According to the novels of Ian Fleming, James Bond lived there with his aunt after his parents died.
From Mr. Food
When it comes to pizza, we all want that yummy pepperoni and cheesy taste, without all the extra carbs that comes from the crust. So, we decided to take that classic pepperoni pizza taste, and team it up with chicken breast! It's an ooey-gooey, cheesy, pepperoni-perfect recipe that we know you're gonna love.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lightly pounded
- Salt for sprinkling
- Black pepper for sprinkling
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 16 slices pepperoni
- Dried oregano for sprinkling
- If you want, serve this up with a green salad and some garlic rolls, for a fully authentic Italian dinner treat!
Historically this date.......
1866 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.
1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
1956 – Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.
2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
And births this date include.....
1915 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
My friends Jeannie and Mike just got a new pet.... this cat. Her name is Ember..... so colorful!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo