- Give someone a green gown (1351)
- Play nug-a-nug (1505)
- Play the pyrdewy (1512)
- Play at couch quail (1521)
- Ride below the crupper (1578)
- Board a land carrack (1604)
- Fadoodling (1611)
- Put the devil into hell (1616)
- Night physic (1621)
- Princum-prancum (1630)
- Culbatizing exercise (1653)
- Join paunches (1656)
- Dance the Paphian jig (1656)
- Play at tray trip of a die (1660)
- Dance Barnaby (1664)
- Shot twixt wind and water (1665)
- Play at rantum-scantum (1667)
- Blow off the groundsills (1674)
- Play hey gammer cook (1674)
- Join giblets (1680)
- Play at rumpscuttle and clapperdepouch (1684)
- Lerricompoop (1694)
- Ride a dragon upon St. George (1698)
- Houghmagandy (1700)
- Pogue the hone (1719)
- Make feet for children’s stockings (1785)
- Dance the kipples (1796)
- Have one’s corn ground (1800)
- Horizontal refreshment (1863)
- Arrive at the end of the sentimental journey (1896)
- Get one’s ashes hauled (1910)
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Rich Boy” (via fuckyeahfitzgerald)
July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship. Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Photo: A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress).
How John Arrillaga Sr. transformed California fruit orchards into high-priced office space for the likes of Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Cisco. For months it has been a popular parlor game among the tech cognoscenti: speculating on the identity of Company X, the mysterious tenant slated to move into the 2-million-square-foot office park planned near Mineta San Jose International Airport. Some insist that it’s Apple, spreading its cash-laden wings beyond Cupertino and Sunnyvale.
Did we mention the scale: 10 seven-story buildings, 7,000-plus parking spaces, a complex twice the size of Facebook’s current quarters in Menlo Park? Others say Samsung–or Google. Note the Googley underground pool, the skyways, the soccer field sketched out in the blueprint. Still others claim Company X is Qualcomm, decamping at last from the outback of San Diego–or EMC, or SAP. Hey, San Jose’s mayor slipped that it’s a Fortune 100 company … Then Microsoft? Or Cisco, maybe?