Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Time You Enjoy Wasting, Was Not Wasted



Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

He was quaking on the precipice of a bad bilious attack #literaryExpression

Place in the sun #ENGexpressions

Long in the tooth #ENGexpressions

It is not beauty that endears; it’s love that makes us see beauty. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Across the board #ENGexpressions

On/Riding one's hobbyhorse #ENGexpressions


Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Breathe/Preach fire and brimstone #ENGexpressions

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

Funny:  amusing, comical, laughable, jovial #alternativesToOverusedWords

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all. ~ Author Unknown #quote

Frosty thraldom of winter  [thraldom = servitude; bondage] #literaryExpression




DEGRADATION, n. One of the stages of moral and social progress from private station to political preferment. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

EdmonChuck - Edmonton. References the large number of Eastern European immigrants who settled there long ago, whose last names sometimes end in "chuck". Eg.: Sawchuck, Haverchuck, etc. #CanadianSlang



Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. ~ John Lennon #quote

I yielded to the ingratiating mood of the day #literaryExpression

Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy. #factoid

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. ~ Madonna #quote


A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

Old warhorse #ENGexpressions

PLAGIARIZE, v. To take the thought or style of another writer whom one has never, never read. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote
An atmosphere of extraordinary languor [languor = dreamy, lazy mood ] #literaryExpression

Pedal to the metal: To go full speed, especially while driving a vehicle. #ENGidiom

LEARNING, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Joy rioted in his large dark eyes #literaryExpression

The eyes of the chameleon can move independently. #factoid Therefore, it can see in two different directions at the same time. #factoid

He murmured a vague acceptance #literaryExpression

Wheeler-dealer #ENGexpressions
I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to. #observationalHumour

I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Man of straw #ENGexpressions





All happy families resemble one another. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Look at me when I'm talking to you. #Momism

Generosity pushed to prudence #literaryExpression

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. ~ Maya Angelou #quote





A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Head on a platter/plate #ENGexpressions

By a long chalk #ENGexpressions