Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
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Schott's Miscellany, 1 January 2009

New Year's Day


The Latin month Ianuarius derives from ianua ("door"), since it was the opening of the year. It was also associated with Janus, the two-faced Roman god of doors and openings who guarded the gates of heaven. Janus could simultaneously face the year just past and the year to come.

If January Calends be summerly gay, 'Twill be winterly weather till the calends of May.

Janiveer--Freeze the pot upon the fier.

He that will live another year, Must eat a hen in Januvere.


On the stock market, the January Effect is the trend of stocks peforming especially well that month.

ELOZABLE -- amenable to flattery
"Ben, like all writers, was highly elozable."
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