28 January

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Today the word serendipitous was invented

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Serendipity #1

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The word Serendipity means a fortunate happenstance or pleasant surprise. Well our cheerful discovery is that because this word was first used on this day in 1754 in a letter written by Horace Walpole, we can all today enjoy a Serendipity Cocktail.

Walpole was describing to a friend an unexpected discovery he had made by referring to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he wrote, were "always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of".

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