November 29, 1993 |
Consider some fighting words. Let's jump into the fray and unscramble their origins. * Melee: When street toughs mix it up in France, it's called a melee (MAY-lay). It comes from the French word mesler (to mix). * Fracas: During a fray, people swear a lot; thus, "FRAY-cuss." Actually, fracas comes out swinging from the Italian fracassare (to make an uproar).
March 12, 1996 |
How do you get ready for a marathon? Well, if you're Jerry Dunn of Spearfish. S.D., you run 26.2 miles every day for the 25 days preceding the Boston Marathon on April 15. Dunn, 50, is a marathon junkie. In 1991, he ran across the United States, averaging 17 miles a day, six days a week during the 3 1/2 month trip. In 1993, he broke the world record for most marathons in a year, with 104. "I have a passion for running," he said. And for understatement.
April 26, 1993
Year Name Pos.
January 27, 1991
* Blitzkrieg : A German word meaning "lightning war." The term is popularly used to describe early German conquests in the war, especially the defeat of France. * Chaff or window : American and British names for strips of metal foil dropped from the air to create a false image on radar. * GI : A U.S. soldier, from "Government Issue." * Jeep : A derivative of the initials GP, meaning general-purpose vehicle.