Monthly Archives: March 2017

Rene Descartes

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” –Rene Descartes, mathematician, born March 31st, 1596 Happy Birthday!! Advertisements

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Curry That Horse!

“Curry Favor: This phrase, which means to seek to ingratiate yourself with someone by insincere flattery, or by doing small favors, is a corruption of the original saying, which was to “curry Favel.” Favel was the name of a horse … Continue reading

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Vincent Van Gogh

“It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.” –Vincent Van Gogh, artist, born May 30th, 1853 Happy Birthday!!

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Flash in the Pan

“Flash in the pan: This is a classic dead metaphor. It means a spectacular beginning that is quickly followed by failure. The allusion is to the action of the old flint-lock rifles. Occasionally after being all primed (loaded) to fire, … Continue reading

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Quiet as a Cat

“[C]at got your tongue?: This a very old expression. It got turned around at some point in history. Technically, it should be “do you have a cat’s tongue?” because it is based on the simple assumption that cats are incredibly … Continue reading

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Right Handed Candy

“The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is ‘lollipop.’” Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web Site

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City of San Juan

“The city of San Juan used to be known as Puerto Rico (which means ‘rich port’ in Spanish), while the island of Puerto Rico was originally named San Juan.” Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web Site

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