Hubris

hubris n a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence Read More: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hubris

Allergies

An allergy is an abnormally high sensitivity to an otherwise harmless foreign substance, or allergen, that leads to an exaggerated response of the natural immune defense mechanism. Allergens can be airborne substances, infectious agents, foods, contactants, or physical agents; and reactions can range from the relatively benign runny nose to severe inflammation, anaphylactic shock, and […]

Thomas Hardy

        The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years. Discuss …read more

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“littered with malaprops” – Malapropism

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

“3 men may keep a secret, provided 2 are dead” – Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin on conspiracy: “3 men may keep a secret, provided 2 are dead”.

E. M. Forster

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

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!).

Pometty

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

“We’re not in Kansas anymore.”

This dish could use a ‘soupcon’ of salt.

‘Soupcon’ Definition: (noun) A very small amount; a trace. Synonyms: mite, tinge, jot, hint, pinch, speck, touch. Usage: This dish could use a soupcon of salt. …read more

Ziggurats

A ziggurat is a pyramidal structure built in receding tiers upon a rectangular, oval, or square platform with a shrine at its summit. Access to the shrine is provided by a series of ramps located on one side of the temple or by a continuous spiral ramp. These temples—the earliest examples of which date to […]

“Guests and fish both start to stink after three days”-Benjamin Franklin

“Guests and fish both start to stink after three days”-Benjamin Franklin

Acheulean Tools

Acheulean tools are the stone hand axes, cleavers, and other core tools created by prehistoric hominins across Africa, Asia, and Europe during the Lower Paleolithic Period. These tools date from around 1.5 million to 150,000 years ago, and some believe their development represents the genesis of human art, economy, and social organization. Curiously, some sites […]

Bishop Mule Days

This is a raucous salute in Bishop, California, to that workhorse of the ages, the mule. Mule Days was started in 1969 by mule-packers who wanted to have a good time and initiate their summer packing season. Now about 50,000 people show up in Bishop for the celebration. A highlight is the Saturday morning 250-unit […]

Space-Time

In physics, space-time is a four-dimensional continuum consisting of three dimensions in space and one dimension in time. This mathematical model, which is an integral part of Einstein’s relativity theory, combines space and time into a single continuum that allows physicists to more uniformly describe the workings of the universe. The merger of space and […]

Space Food

The weightlessness experienced by humans in space poses a number of challenges in the performance of day-to-day tasks. Early experts feared that weightless conditions would make food difficult to swallow, allowing it to collect dangerously in the throat. Scientists began developing bite-sized cubes, freeze-dried powders, and semiliquid space foods for astronaut use, but the space […]

lachesism

n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap […]

Automats

An automat is a fast food restaurant where food and drinks are served by coin- and bill-operated vending machines. Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart opened the first automat in the US in 1902 and quickly popularized the notion of take-out food with their slogan “Less work for Mother.” The original automat machines, which had little […]

apiary

Definition: (noun) A place where bees and beehives are kept, especially a place where bees are raised for their honey. Synonyms: bee house. Usage: She had started her apiary with a small capital, a book of practical hints, and a second-hand queen. Discuss …read more

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