Thursday, 19 November 2015

Flotsam and Jetsam

All pictures are of tiny Andes Mountain flowers


ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote 

It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win, that makes the difference. ~ Paul Bear Bryant #quote

If  you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will  always move faster than the one you are in now (works every  time). #lifelaws



If you don't like the weeds growing up around you, you might want to take a look at what you're planting. ~ Variously attributed #quote

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it. #factoid

She had an air of restrained fury #literaryExpression

War Dims Hope for Peace #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines




Rudely disconcerting in her behavior #literaryExpression

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Singing lustily as if to exorcise the demon of gloom #literaryExpression

Mark/Brand of Cain #ENGexpressions

Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print. ~ Dave Barry #quote

The restlessness of offended vanity #literaryExpression

What happens if you get scared half to death twice? #bumperstickers


A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties. ~ Anne Stevenson #poetryquotes

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

In the swim #ENGexpressions

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. - Ralph Marston #quotes

Uxorious: inordinately affectionate or compliant with a wife #ExquisiteAdjectives


Reagan Wins on Budget, but More Lies Ahead #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

I've forgotten more than I've ever learned #bumperstickers

Voluble: glib, given to speaking #ExquisiteAdjectives

Shot Off Woman's Leg Helps Nicklaus to 66 #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Salad days #ENGexpressions

In this life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love. ~ Mother Teresa #quote

All hell broke loose #ENGexpressions

Set off on the right/wrong foot #ENGexpressions


His hands were small and prehensible [prehensible = capable of being seized] #literaryExpression

The chill of forlorn old age #literaryExpression

Pearly gates #ENGexpressions

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? ~ Ernest Hemingway #sarcastic #quote



CONNOISSEUR, n. A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Flotsam and jetsam #ENGexpressions

INEXPEDIENT, adj. Not calculated to advance one's interests. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Touch wood #ENGexpressions

PLOW, n. An implement that cries aloud for hands accustomed to the pen. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

He Lost His Head: Angry and overcome by emotions. #ENGidiom

Commanded #OtherWordsforSaid

She frowned incomprehension #literaryExpression

His youthful zeal was contagious #literaryExpression