Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: June 2009
Next Thursday, 11 June 2009, is the 30th anniversary of the death of the American actor John Wayne, famed for his roles in Western movies.Born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, in 1907, Wayne was the son of a pharmacist. His father Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California.
Traditionally, pâté de foie gras is produced by force-feeding geese with large quantities of corn to produce enlarged livers — a procedure so stressful for the birds that it has been banned in many countries.
Have you ever come across the word “backronym”? First cited in a 1983 Washington Post column, it is a portmanteau word derived from “back” and “acronym”.