ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our EIGHTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "O".
Olive oil of Olympic proportions as far as the image is concerned! It's Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO): cold pressed. If you feel so inclined, read up on the history of it and how it is made. You may as well, as I know all of you have a bottle of it in your kitchen! I know that is about all I cook with unless I am cooking with a high temperature; then out comes the Safflower oil.
And let's not confuse this Olive oil with the cartoon character from the Popeye cartoon series of days gone by!
Odelia is an Anglo Saxon and a Teutonic name. It means, "little wealthy one", or in Teutonic, "wealthy". A pretty 'rich' name. I never knew.
Ah, yes. And then there's Olympia-the ancient site for the Grecian Olympic games.
And then there's:
Edouard Manet's, "Olympia"
(image source was from Google images)
When this painting was exhibited, it was considered shocking. But, not for the reason you might think. Nope. It wasn't the nudity issue. It had to do with her demeanor and the content within the painting. You can read more about it here.
Obiter dictum. Have you used that one in a sentence at least once in your lifetime? Here's what it means (from Wikipedia): An obiter dictum is a remark or observation made by a judge that, although included in the body of the court's opinion, does not form a necessary part of the court's decision.
Oh, and I hope you can help our local high school students (Rio Rancho High School) win this year's van Shoes Custom Culture Design contest. They need your vote by May 2nd! They won this contest last year and what a life changing experience it was for these students. They have now made it into the 50 semi-finalist category and the prize this year is a much larger prize.
I made a You Tube video that tells you all of the info and also shows the shoes that were submitted in this design contest.
Help them out! Vote for them! Tell all your friends! Put the link on your Face Book page. Send your friends an email with the link. Tweet it on Twitter. Well, you get the jist...
Here's the link: