I believe Kim Novak is still alive and when I last saw her interviewed, she was painting and had a lot of animals. I always thought she was so beautiful and underrated as an actress. Vertigo is an odd film, and is actually my favorite of Hitchcock's even though it isn't really scary or even much of a mystery. Very psychologically interesting and definitely sexy. Kim and Jimmy Stewart made an interesting couple, as they did in Bell, Book and Candle. I've probably seen Vertigo a dozen times and it never makes all that much sense... but I love it anyway.
When I was researching English words I found out that many English words are inspired by Latin, but Americans also love to make up their concoctions. What is the slang term created as a combination of "abscond," "squat," and "perambulate?" When you break it down, you'll see that someone is picking up and running away quickly with their loot.
Our next English Word of The Day is a pure Americanism.
Part of speech: verb
- To flee - To take off with somebody or something
When the back porch light turned on, the sneaky raccoons absquatulated.