What is a Plutocrat?

Plutocracy means government by the wealthy. A Plutocrat is a member of the Plutocracy, the government controlled by wealthy rulers, “a controlling class of rich men”. Today, we must add “women”, due to the power they have achieved. A plutocrat is one who has power or influence, due to his or her wealth. Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Lies of the Lion Available here:

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What’s a Fleshpot?

A fleshpot is so ancient it dates back to the book of Exodous, in the Old Testament of the bible. It was a pot for cooking meat, and back in the day, because of the large size of the tribes, it must have been a huge pot. The word became associated with bodily comforts, luxury, excess and licentiousness. (Licentiousness means: immoral, lewd, lustful, unchaste or sensual.) I guess hangin’ around the fleshpot was a lot like hangin’ around the campfire while the chow’s roasting or hangin’ around the coffee pot or better yet, hangin’ around the beer keg at a party. One can only imagine the conversations around the fleshpot. Or the actions of some that gave the cooking pot such a bad name. Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:

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What’s Rugby?

Rugby is like football but instead of kicking the ball down the field, it is picked up and carried. The sport began in 1823 in Warwickshire, England when a fellow named William Ellis, at Rugby School, picked up the ball and carried it this way. In 1875 Rugby was introduced into the United States but it was played at a university in Canada in late 1861. Suellen Ocean is the author of the Civil War Era Historic Romance, Black Pansy. Available Here:

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What Does Mulatto Mean? Is It Derogatory?

The Portuguese and Spanish nouns are mulato (masculine) and mulata (feminine). These nouns are used to describe a person of mixed African and Caucasian ancestry. According to a very old dictionary, the noun is used for the first generation, “offspring of a pure negro and a white”. It seems an old-fashioned word and with these old words come unpleasant memories of racism. Today we use expressions like mixed race, multi-ethnic, bi-racial but personally, I think the Spanish word Mulatto is a pleasant one. But that’s just me. Suellen Ocean is the author of the Civil War Era Historic Romance, Black Pansy. Available in print from Amazon and in a variety of formats, including computer:

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