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"Like I always say, there's no 'I' in "team". There is a 'me', though, if you jumble it up."

respice prospice

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.
Wisdom - that part of knowledge that isn't only true, but also happens to be helpful.
Wisdom speaks softly... Thereafter the volume increases proportionate to the level of ignorance
A punctured bicycle
On a hillside desolate
Will nature make a man of me yet?
All designed objects are propaganda for a certain way of life.
Sometimes we need to stop analysing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
"Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence." --Napoleon Bonaparte

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The best designed clothes: invite being removed but reward being kept on.
It's that you just can't take the effect and make it the cause

John Hodgman explains what’s wrong with “Meh” – Boing Boing

Waxy’s got a reprint from John Hodgman’s Twitter feed yesterday, a 140-char-at-a-time masterful rip into the most odious of Internet jargon: “Meh.”

hodgman: Did I ever tell you people how much I hate the word “meh“? Nothing announces “I have missed the point” more than that word. hodgman: It is the essence of blinkered Internet malcontentism. And a rejection of joy. Also: 12 hive mehs in the replies SO FAR

hodgman: By definition, it may mean disinterest (although simple silence would be a more damning and sincere response, in that case)

hodgman: But in use, it almost universally [

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remorse - Wiktionary

“This is the bloodiest shame, The wildest savagery, the vilest stroke, That ever wall-eyed wrath or staring rage Presented to the tears of soft remorse.”

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George Bernard Shaw

“The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.”

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mischief - Wiktionary


mischief (plural mischiefs)

Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause.

One who causes mischief. In a milder sense, one who causes petty annoyances. mischief-maker.

Vexatious or annoying conduct.

Synonyms (evil): agitation, annoyance, corruption, damage, demolition, destruction, detriment, disablement, disruption, evil, harm, hurt, ill, impairment,incapacitation, injury, nuisance, pique, ravage, sabotage, scathe, trouble, undoing, unmaking, vexation, weakening, wrong (mischief-maker): bad boy, booger, buffoon, bugger, cutup, devil, elf, enfant terrible, fun-maker, hell-raiser, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp,joker, jokester, knave, life of the party, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, minx, mischief-maker, pixie, practical joker, prankster, puck,rapscallion, [

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that lad could banjax a cast-iron cannonball

new words: “hleping” — when you’re trying so hard to help but end up making everything infinitely worse. Will never catch on.

When routine bites hard, And ambitions are low, And resentment rides high, But emotions won’t grow, And we’re changing our ways, Taking different roads.

Then love, love will tear us apart again. Love, love will tear us apart again.


ven·dri·fi·ca·tion noun: The process by which an influx of fancy food trucks selling gourmet treats threatens to displace established, traditional street vendors.

via ven·dri·fi·ca·tion | The Food Section – Food News, Recipes, and More.

Go for it Lynn

On Language – Phantonyms

For the prospective college class of 2015, the next three weeks loom large. High-school juniors across the country, facing their first Preliminary SAT exams, are engrossed in improving their vocabulary. Here’s a thought that might help: A word that means the opposite of another is an antonym; a word that looks as if it means one thing but means quite another could be called a phantonym, and warrants wariness.

via On Language – Phantonym – NYTimes.com.


Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt

via Fun Latin.

why can you not?

CANNOT/CAN NOT? CANNOT preferred except when NOT part of other sentence construction. CAN’T: common in speech + informal writing.


snob (plural: snobs)

(disapproving) (informal) A person who seeks to be a member of the upper classes and looks down on other classes such as lower classes. [ LINK]

You really are a little snob, aren’t you? …

I don’t think this short definition goes nearly far enough. Further discussion is HERE

linguistic sentences and nonsense

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. (Groucho Marx), “Throw me over an apricot” (Anon) [LINK]

Alright now? No not all right.

ALRIGHT/ALL RIGHT? To some: they’re interchangeable. Others think ALRIGHT not accepted in AmE, but gaining in BrE. In doubt? Use ALL RIGHT.

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