“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama


Definition: (noun) A feeling of ill will arousing active hostility. Synonyms: bad blood, animosity. Usage: Dorothea had observed the animus with which Will’s part in the painful story had been recalled more than once. …read more

Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms | Science

“Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms” Source: Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms | Science

“Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!”

“Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!” Who: The Church Lady What: TV – Saturday Night Live When: 1986 More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_Lady

“You can’t spoil a baby”

“You can’t spoil a baby” http://www.whattoexpect.com/baby-behavior/spoil-a-newborn.aspx  

Rudyard Kipling

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. Discuss …read more

“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis

“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis

“The Internet is Serious Business”

The Internet is Serious Business Who: mr_brett Where: General Mayhem forum When: 2003 More Info: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-internet-is-serious-business  

Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam Who: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) What: Where: Movie – Casablanca When: 1942   More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_it_again,_Sam

I didn’t get a “harrumph” out of that guy!

I didn’t get a “harrumph” out of that guy! – The Honorable William J. Lepetomane (Mel Brooks) in Blazing Saddles (1974) http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0152998/quotes The Governor expected everyone to show agreement with him by giving him a ‘harrumph’. One politician neglected to do so until urged on by Hedley Lamarr.      

“the emperor has no clothes”

“the emperor has no clothes” Who: Author: Hans Christian Andersen What: The Emperor’s New Clothes When: Published: April 7, 1837 Meaning: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+emporer+has+no+clothes About: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes Read: http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html    

Elementary, my dear Watson

Elementary, my dear Watson Who: Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) Where: Movie – Hound of the Baskervilles When: 1939 http://sherlockholmesquotes.com/

Gustave Flaubert

  “A memory is a beautiful thing, it’s almost a desire that you miss”. Discuss …read more


brobdingnagian In Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag is the name of a land that is populated by a race of human giants “as tall as an ordinary spire steeple.” In Gulliver’s first close-up encounter with the giants…… Source: Brobdingnagian | Definition of Brobdingnagian by Merriam-Webster

To infinity and beyond!

To infinity and beyond! Who: Buzz Lightyear Where: Toy Story – Animated Movie When: 1995 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Lightyear


Gazanging is a term used in the UK to describe when a vendor pulls out of a property transaction and opts to stay put, having previously accepted an offer.[1] Frequently, this occurs due to a change in circumstances, such that the seller no longer wishes to move, or are unable to… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazanging


anemometer Definition: (noun) An instrument for measuring wind force and velocity. Synonyms: wind gauge. Usage: The storm chasers loaded their van with high-tech gear, including a number of powerful anemometers. Discuss …read more


Flightless birds that inhabit Africa and parts of Asia, ostriches are the largest birds on Earth and the fastest animals on two legs. When they are unable to run from predators, however, they may attempt to camouflage themselves as mounds of dirt by lying on the ground with their necks outstretched, a habit that might […]

The Curious Case of the Word ‘Sonder’

sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, […]

John F. Kennedy

So, let us not be blind to our differences—but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. Discuss …read more

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