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11/5 National Gunpowder Day


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morning daters :)

Guy Fawkes Day and Gunpowder Day are one and the same. It commemorates the infamous Gunpowder Conspiracy of 1605 in England. It was led by, you guessed it, Guy Fawkes.

The Roots of Gunpowder Day or Guy Fawkes Day

In 1603, King James I took the throne in England. An avid Protestant, he began persecuting Catholics in the country.  He forbid Catholics from practicing their religion ,and punished Catholics who did not convert to the Protestant church.

The Gunpowder Conspirators were a group of Catholics who sought to take action against the king. They plotted to blow up the British Houses of Parliament. They planned to do so, when the king and his supporters were in the buildings. Their plot was uncovered on November 5, 1605. Thirty six barrels of gunpowder were found in the basement of Parliament. Guy Fawkes, the leader of the conspiracy, was arrested and tortured until he confessed. He was arrested just as he was about to ignite the gunpowder.

How do people in England celebrate Gunpowder Day? They do so, with fireworks and bonfires.

Thought for the Day: Are we celebrating Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators, for attempting to eliminate religious persecution? Or, are we celebrating the government's successful discovery of the plot, saving many lives?  ...You make the call.   

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I think we're celebrating the successful discovery of the plot :)  but England celebrating with fireworks and bonfires seems a little ironic, maybe?  Not sure what word I'm looking for, but if the agenda was to blow up Parliament and they're blowing things up to "celebrate"?  It sounds like England is celebrating Guy Fawkes more than stopping him... maybe, lol.  what do I know ;)

-bounces in-

IT'S FRIDAAAAYYYY.

Hi Krr! :D

Walter got my pic of hubby in my gallery from Halloween :)  And, I found an app for local radio, so I can listen to a morning show!  I brought life support for Walter so he'd make it through the day.

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-bounces in-

IT'S FRIDAAAAYYYY.

Hi Krr! :D

 HAPPY FRIDAY MORNING, FRUIT!!!!! :D

LMAO.

Life support for Walter.  I love it.

Exciting plans for weekend?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

meh... my big certification test tomorrow morning :)  I'm totally going to do awesome.  I just know it!!

Then hubby and I are going to a benefit dinner.  My boss is on the comittee for the MRDD foundation/school in our area and he got a table at this dinner.  It should be a good time :)  Italian food and free booze!  whoop whoop!!  Sunday is grocery shopping, football and homework!  fun.

what about you?!  good stuff this weekend?!!! 

Morning Krr and Fruity. :)

I know somebody who went to the same private school as Guy Fawkes (Ampleforth. Very posh and expensive Catholic in Yorkshire)

Apparently a decade or two ago the headmaster was interviewed on whether they celebrate Guy Fawkes Day and he said something like: 'Here at Ampleforth we tend not to burn effigies of Old Boys'

*snickers*

I lurve the Brits!

Well, on most days.

WORD OF THE DAY!

emote

PRONUNCIATION:

(i-MOHT)

MEANING:

verb intr.: To express emotion in an excessive or theatrical manner.

ETYMOLOGY:

Back-formation from emotion, from Old French esmovoir (to excite, stir up), from Latin emovere (to remove or displace), from ex- (out of) + movere (to move). Earliest recorded use: 1917.

USAGE:

"Doctors are trained to always look serious and never emote."
Ninad Siddhaye; Doctors Self-Medicate With Theatre; Daily News & Analysis (Mumbai, India); Oct 9, 2010.

Explore "emote" in the Visual Thesaurus.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Because we don't understand the brain very well we're constantly tempted to use the latest technology as a model for trying to understand it. In my childhood we were always assured that the brain was a telephone switchboard. (What else could it be?) And I was amused to see that Sherrington, the great British neuroscientist, thought that the brain worked like a telegraph system. Freud often compared the brain to hydraulic and electromagnetic systems. Leibniz compared it to a mill, and now, obviously, the metaphor is the digital computer. -John R. Searle, philosophy professor (b. 1932)

does this word of the day mean I can obsessively use emoticons today? Cool

g'morning foffles and kikt!!!!

morning foffles and kikt! 

-is a slow kid today-

Morning!

*roasts marshmallows over bonfire*

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does this word of the day mean I can obsessively use emoticons today?

 psht... ya!!!! Tongue out

 

Original Post by xfruitbat:

does this word of the day mean I can obsessively use emoticons today?

 Yes. Smile

Morning Kikt and Kallie. :)

morning, kallie!  Mmmm... shmallows!! Laughing

Haiii kalliee!! :D

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Ugh, I'm oddly hyper for a morning... >.<

Wow! Everybody's up early this morning.... weighing in!

You all rock btw.

I am down 1.4 BUT my trainer is changing my diet for muscle building very soon, so I will be gaining I'm sure!

I am SO ready to cheat!

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Haiii kalliee!! :D

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Ugh, I'm oddly hyper for a morning... >.<

 cuz it's FRIIIIIIDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! !!!LaughingTongue outMoney mouthSmileWink

Original Post by igloogal:

Wow! Everybody's up early this morning.... weighing in!

You all rock btw.

I am down 1.4 BUT my trainer is changing my diet for muscle building very soon, so I will be gaining I'm sure!

I am SO ready to cheat!

 morning, igloogal!  down 1.4 is pretty awesome!! you rock!  and yay for some cheating!!! :D

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