American Craft Movement

Witnessing the late-19th-century severance of American culture from its Colonial American and Native American craft roots, early proponents of the American craft movement began to advocate for well-designed and crafted objects in the American home. Today, independent studio artists continue that work by producing fine art using methods such as glass blowing, pottery, and weaving. […]

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again!

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again! I found a Catch Phrase Creator on a website and had to try it out. Doesn’t make much sense but I like it! Try it yourself (and don’t forget to send me any good ones). http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=whats-your-random-catch-phrase  

“Live long and prosper.”

“Live long and prosper.”

Beer

The world’s oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage, beer is recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and may have been brewed as early as the 6th millennium BCE. Today, approximately 35 billion gallons of beer are sold each year throughout the world. It is produced by fermenting sugars derived from starch-based […]

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then He made school boards.” – Mark Twain

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then He made school boards.” – Mark Twain

“Luke. I am your father!”

Double Entendre

double entendre is a figure of speech or a particular way of wording that is devised to be understood in either of two ways, having a double meaning. Typically one of the meanings is obvious, given the context whereas the other may require more thought. The innuendo may convey a message that would be socially awkward, sexually […]

apologue

Definition: (noun) A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters. Synonyms: allegory, parable, fable. Usage: The minister liked to incorporate apologues into his sermons, thinking the moral tales about sly foxes and witty rabbits would appeal to the children in the congregation. Discuss …read more

Poe’s law

Poe’s law is an Internet adage which states that, without a clear indicator of the author’s intent, parodies of extreme views will be mistaken by some readers or viewers for sincere expressions of the parodied views. Source: Poe’s law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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