Monthly Archives: March 2013

Of Axes and Benjamin Franklin

“Ax to grind: A person who has a selfish reason for wanting something to be done in a certain way or to a certain person is said to have an ax to grind. Benjamin Franklin once told a story about … Continue reading

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Copenhagen’s Harbor

“‘Copenhagen’ means ‘Merchants Harbor’.” Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web Site

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The Whole 9 Yards

“The term ‘the whole 9 yards’ came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If … Continue reading

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Really, I Just Wanted More Cows

“The Sanskrit word for ‘war’ means ‘desire for more cows.’” Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web Site

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Quotes & Aphorisms – Dave Barry – Religion

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.   Dave Barry¬† –¬† Author

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Robert Frost

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” –Robert Frost, poet, born March 26th, 1874 Happy Birthday!!

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Checkmate

“The word ‘Checkmate’ in chess comes from the Persian phrase ‘Shah Mat,’ which means ‘the king is dead’.” Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web Site

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