Bezoar – It’s a Medical Term

A bezoar is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system, though it can occur in other locations. A pseudobezoar is an indigestible object introduced intentionally into the digestive system. There are several varieties of bezoar, some of which have inorganic constituents and others organic. The term has both a modern (medical, scientific) and a […]

Age is Just a Number

Jeanne Louise Calment, who died at 122 years and 164 days of age, lived to be the oldest person on record. Though her parents and siblings also lived to an advanced age, she outlived them all. An active woman, Calment continued to ride a bicycle until she was 100 years old and lived independently until […]

“Danger, Will Robinson”

“Danger, Will Robinson!” is a catchphrase from the 1960s’ American television series Lost in Space spoken by voice actor Dick Tufeld. The Robot B9, acting as a surrogate guardian, says this to young Will Robinson when the boy is unaware of an impending threat. In everyday use, the phrase warns someone that they are about […]

E Pluribus Unum (Latin for “One from many”)

The motto E Pluribus Unum (Latin for “One from many”) was approved for use on the Great Seal of the United States in 1782, but was never adopted as the national motto through legislative action. The motto of the United States itself is In God We Trust, proclaimed by Congress and signed into law by […]

Visualize Whirled Peas

Humorous play on a bumper sticker slogan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirled_Peas  

“Pity does not Validate Cowardice”

“Pity does not Validate Cowardice” Who: Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard – David McCallum What: NCIS -TV Episode – ‘You are not Alone’   Read More: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/01/ncis-review-you-are-not-alone/

“At your own pace”

“At your own pace” What: Advertising and Advice Slogan Read a Related Article Here: It’s Really Okay to Go at Your Own Pace – The Huffington Post – Living

50 Catchy Marketing Phrases That Sell (And How to Improve Them)

There are certain marketing phrases with a long, proven history of engaging and persuading potential customers.   See more at: http://www.printwand.com/blog/50-catchy-marketing-phrases-that-sell-and-how-to-improve-them

The Oxford Comma

In English language punctuation, a serial comma or series comma (also called Oxford comma and Harvard comma) is a comma placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction (usually and or or) in a series of three or more terms. Read More: Serial comma (Oxford comma) – Wikipedia

“You big dummy”

“You big dummy” Who: Fred Sanford – Red Fox Where: Sanford and Son – Tv show Read More…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_G._Sanford

“Nothing good gets away.” – John Steinbeck

“And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” – John Steinbeck

Jongleur – (folk singer, minstrel, poet-singer, troubadour)

Definition: (noun) A wandering minstrel, poet, or entertainer in medieval England and France. Synonyms: folk singer, minstrel, poet-singer, troubadour. Usage: The group of jongleurs was so popular that King Edward requested a private performance. …read more

“Champertous Connivance”

“Champertous Connivance” https://prezi.com/gtpynv7y4xng/champertous-connivance/      

“I don’t know.” – W. Somerset Maugham

It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know.” Discuss …read more

“Enjoy every sandwich” – Warren Zevon

Editor’s Note: Warren Zevon was dying from Mesothelioma at this time. ‘The amazing class and grace this man accepted over his fate was admirable. On his final appearance on David Letterman’s late night talk show, Letterman tactfully asked Zevon, knowing what he knows, what advice he could give. Zevon humbly answered, “Enjoy every sandwich”.’ Rick […]

‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’ – Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)

‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’ -Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)

“Yabba Dabba Doo”

Who: Fred Flintstone Where: The Flintstones – TV show Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones

“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”

“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?” – Henry Morton Stanley Read Tom “Foolery” Robinsons answer to What does the statement “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” actually mean? on Quora

“It’ll be alright!”

“It’ll be alright!” This was an old catch phrase I used to reassure people that what appeared to be a big mess was actually not anything to sweat in my book. It usually worked well!    

“North to the Future” Alaska’s Motto

“North to the Future” Where: Alaska What: state motto

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