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.
What the heck are these? Eggcorns and mondegreens http://grammarist.com/mondegreens/
Which is it? Happy median or happy medium? http://grammarist.com/eggcorns/happy-median-or-happy-medium/
Written and illustrated by Italian architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini over a 30-month period from 1976 to 1978, Codex Seraphinianus is a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world. Each of the book’s 11 chapters uses an incomprehensible alphabetic language and colorful textbook-style illustrations to describe the world’s nature and various aspects of life, including […]
I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one. – A Tagline from somewhere sometime back.
“Computers are dumber than people but smarter than programmers”, Jerry Pournelle
“Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.” – Don Draper
“Physic” – Advertising Sign A psychic in a town close by had an office. Nice location on a busy corner. Had one of them $100 dollar vinyl signs to advertise her business, Palm Reader, Tarot Cards, Tea Leaves, and Physic!!!! I saw the sign but couldn’t believe it. Went around the block and checked it […]
“Dislpay Sold” I worked in a large retail establishment for 6 years. Always a good laugh there if you looked for it! The first year I was there, someone had went through a bunch of display items, priced them at a good discount and placed them on a prominent isle table. They then printed out […]
The rule for hiring boys – “A boy is a boy. Two boys are half a boy! Three boys are no boy at all.”
Why does the dog wag its tail? Because the dog is smarter than the tail. If the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog. – Caption at the beginning of the film, Wag the Dog! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag_the_Dog
“Come up and see me sometime”, Mae West
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.
Don’t get it right, just get it written. James Thurber Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_thurber.html
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 […]
“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 […]
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