Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Ville

Ville is the contemporary French word of Latin origin now meaning "city" or "town", but the first meaning in the middle-ages was "farm" and then "village". The derivative suffix -ville is usually used in English in names of cities, towns and villages.

Derived words

  • Hooverville — a region where homeless people usually lived during the Great Depression
  • Village — another loanword from French employed for a settlement that was larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town
  • villain — feudal serf, peasant cultivator in subjection to a lord
  • villein — the same word used by contemporary historians

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Ville

Ville (French pronunciation: [vil]) is the modern French word of Latin origin now meaning city or town, but the first meaning in the middle-ages was farm (from Latin villa rustica) and then village. The derivative suffix "-ville" is commonly used in English in names of cities, towns and villages.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Gee (The Crows song)

"Gee", released in June 1953 by The Crows, is a song which has been credited as the first Rock n’ Roll hit by a rock and roll group.It is a doo-wop song, written by William Davis and Viola Watkins, and recorded by The Crows on the independent label, Rama Records, in New York City in February 1953. It charted in April 1954, one year later. It took a year to get recognized on Your Hit Parade. It landed No.2 on the rhythm and blues chart and No. 14 on the pop chart. It was the first 1950s doo-wop record to sell over one million records. Recorded on an independent label, it was one of the first such R&B records to crossover to the wider pop market.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Deals

Deals (frequently typeset as DEAL$) is a variety store chain in the United States. It was acquired by Save-A-Lot in 2002 and by Dollar Tree in 2006. There are 138 Deals stores across many U.S. states, most of them are located in Missouri, mostly in and around St. Louis, Missouri. Deals was voted the best dollar store inside St. Louis in 2003.

Deals was founded in 1999 by Tom Holley (entrepreneur), who owned the local St. Louis Grandpa's discount store, which he sold in 1999 to Value City.