Presidents’ Day

To celebrate Presidents’ Day, I followed the recent suggestion that historian Clay Jenkinson made to the current president: read through some of his 44 predecessors’ inaugural addresses.

May I have a word, please?

pollex noun (pl. pollices ) Anatomy & Zoology a person’s big toe; Zoology the innermost digit of a forelimb, especially the thumb in primates. Origin: mid 19th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘thumb or big toe.’ See more words-of-the-occasional-day here.