A whippersnapper is a young person who is presumptuous, a young person who is overconfident. The term whippersnapper is derived from the terms snipper-snapper and whip-snapper. A whip-snapper was a seventeenth-century term for a young man with nothing better to do than to hang about idly snapping a whip. Whippersnapper is one of those rare terms that has a somewhat literal origin. Today, the term is usually used in an archaic sense or as a slightly humorous term. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the correct spelling is as one word, whippersnapper, though it is occasionally seen in its hyphenated form, whipper-snapper. https://grammarist.com/usage/whippersnapper/ Thank you, Muse reader!
is smaller--Delaware or Rhode Island?
Find the answer and see
a complete list of the U.S.
states, its federal
district and its major territories ordered
by total area, land area and water area.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_area# The water area includes inland
waters, the Great
Lakes and territorial waters. Glaciers and
intermittent bodies of water are counted as land area.
If you like the smell of
chrysanthemum flowers and the taste of tea brewed with the dried flower buds,
then consider eating chrysanthemum greens. You'll find the vegetable in any number of
Asian markets—Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian—during the spring
to autumn seasons. (Keep your eyes
peeled, as it is sometimes referred to as crown daisy.) If the greens are young and fresh, you can
enjoy both the leaves and stalks raw in salads. Young greens should have stalks that are no
wider than 1/8-inch in diameter—any wider, and the taste is too bitter and
strong to be eaten raw. Chichi Wang https://www.seriouseats.com/seriously-asian-chrysanthemum-greens Thank you, Muse reader!
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved--loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo, novelist and dramatist (26 Feb 1802-1885)
“He marks his place in books by folding over the corners of
the page. Burn his letters and send back
the ring! I cannot marry a
monster!” “Overdue books are dealt with
swiftly and mercilessly.” Revenge of the
Librarians by Tom Gauld Thank you, Muse
13, 2024 The traditional diet of
northern Portugal and northwestern Spain, known as the Southern European
Traditional Atlantic Diet, or Atlantic diet for short, may hold some clues to
better heart health and a lower risk of dying early from cancer, heart disease
or any cause, according to studies conducted in Europe. The latest study, published recently in the
journal JAMA Network Open, found the diet also modestly reduced
the incidence of metabolic syndrome, a combination of higher blood pressure,
blood sugars, triglycerides and belly fat that raises the risk of coronary
heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other serious health conditions. The diet is based on foods grown or found in
that part of the Europe, much like its famous cousin the Mediterranean diet. https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/13/health/atlantic-diet-explainer-wellness/index.html
Alan Kay, the famed computer scientist, says he didn’t really
know what the term “computer science” meant in 1966, when he read a lengthy
description of a programming language written by a Swiss computer scientist
named Niklaus Wirth. The Wall
Street Journal, February 26, 2024 Niklaus Emil Wirth (15
February 1934–1 January 2024) was a Swiss computer scientist. He designed
languages, including Pascal, and pioneered several classic topics in software
engineering. In 1984, he won the Turing Award,
generally recognized as the highest distinction in computer science, "for developing a sequence of innovative computer
See also https://awards.acm.org/turing
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