Overview Black Friday is an annual shopping event observed in the United States on the Friday after Thanksgiving, during which most major retailers open early and offer a variety of promotional sales and discounts, to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Since 2005, it has remained the busiest shopping day of the entire […]
Sufferin’ succotash – Sylvester (Looney Tunes)
The “Battle of Los Angeles” is the name given by contemporary sources to the imaginary enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that took place over Los Angeles, California, just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Reports of an imminent strike on the city led to the sounding of air raid sirens, the […]
BNBR – Abbreviation for Be Nice Be Respectful http://www.abbreviations.com/BNBR There was also this one BNBR – Brighton Naked Bike Ride (with photos)!!!! Look that one up yourself if you feel the need.
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill
Don’t get it right, just get it written. James Thurber Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_thurber.html
mal·a·prop·ism n. Ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound. A confused use of words in which an appropriate word is replaced by one with similar sound but ludicrously inappropriate meaning. The Free Dictionary – Malapropism
Ben Franklin on conspiracy: “3 men may keep a secret, provided 2 are dead”.
As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we take this examination system seriously. If another ladder to employment was contrived, much so-called education would disappear, and no one would be a penny the stupider. …read more
BTDT – acronym – “Been There Done That” Read Even More… https://www.allacronyms.com/_internet_slang/BTDT See Also https://www.allacronyms.com/_internet_slang/BTDTGTS (Got the T-Shirt!).
I really hesitated to include this word in this directory. ‘Sheeple’ is one of two words I really hate… The other is ‘consumer’. Sheeple (a portmanteau of “sheep” and “people”) is a derogatory term that highlights the herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power which likens them to sheep, a herd […]
Not always – but most of us will smile at the sight anyway. A favorite of young and old alike for its vivid color and cheery song, the American robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Cornell Lab of Ornithology We think of American Robins as harbingers of spring, so when we […]
From the Oxford Living Dictionaries website. Terminating in a knob or knobs, as the arms of a cross. Used in Heraldry. Might also refer to the use of an apple, the pommel of a saddle, a finial, or an ornamental fitting. Read more about Heraldry here… Read More
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a 19th century American nursery rhyme. It was written by Sarah Josepha Hale, who turned to writing in 1822 as a widow trying to support her family and who eventually became an influential editor and arbiter of American taste. Thomas Edison recited part of the poem to test his […]
“No soup for you!” — The Soup Nazi, Seinfeld
“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” – Werner Von Braun
Letting the cat out of the bag is a colloquialism meaning to reveal facts previously hidden. The facts were usually hidden from a specific target audience or theatrical audience. Examples include: revealing a conspiracy (friendly or not) to its target in a movie or play, the revelation of a plot twist letting an outsider into […]
A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver: “The senator said that her opponent was quite competent for someone so inexperienced; you hear nothing but left-handed compliments in these debates.” http://www.dictionary.com/browse/left-handed-compliment
Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude