In the US, the Fourth of July (Independence Day) wasn’t a federal holiday until 1870. This is from Wikipedia: “The Founding Fathers of the Second Continental Congress declared that the Thirteen Colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch
I know this is somewhat perverse, but whenever I receive an email from someone who insists on putting "preferred pronouns" after their name (Alice Jones [her, she]) in my reply I write: Alan Weiss (The Prince/Your Eminence). Do people expect that
Sinatra had a great recording of the song, "All Or Nothing At All" (Arthur Altman and Jack Lawrence) about love. But today, it seems to pervade everything. All electric cars, no more internal combustion engines. All electronic files, no hard copies.