Expenditure on, or consumption of, luxuries on a lavish scale in an attempt to enhance one's prestige.
Fact of the Day
Pounds, shillings and pence were rooted in Roman librae, solidi and denarii. This is where the abbreviation LSD comes from.
Quote of the Day
"I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution. "
~ Jonathan Swift
On This Day
1940 Winston Churchill orders the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo begins.