Word of the Day…. Quote of the Day…..

WORD of the day

Odontophobia

is the fear of teeth.

 

QUOTE of the day

“When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself”

Martin Walsh

 

Did you know that……

“Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the hardest tongue twister in the English language

 

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out; a snail can sleep for 3 years; polar bears are left handed.

Amazing Lighthouses

The Beauty and Complexity of the English language.

A Professor in Columbia is credited with inventing a sentence that can be made to have eight different meanings by placing ONE WORD in all possible positions in the sentence:
The word is “ONLY”.
The message:
 
1. ONLY I hit him in the eye yesterday.  (No one else did)
2. I ONLY hit him in the eye yesterday.  (Did not slap him)
3. I hit ONLY him in the eye yesterday.  (I did not hit others)
4. I hit him ONLY in the eye yesterday.  (I did not hit outside the eye)
5. I hit him in ONLY the eye yesterday.  (Not other organs)
6. I hit him in the ONLY eye yesterday.  (He doesn’t have another eye)
7. I hit him in the eye ONLY yesterday.  (Not today)
8. I hit him in the eye yesterday ONLY.  (Did not wait for today)
This is the beauty and complexity of the English language.

Word of the day…. Quote of the day……

WORD of the day

Rogitate

Ask frequently

 

QUOTE of the day

“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.”

Lucretius

 

Did you know that……

a group of lions is called a pride

a group of rhinos is called a crash

a group of kangaroos is called a mob

a group of owls is called a parliament

Word of the day……. Quote of the day……

WORD of the day

Vacivity

Emptiness

 

QUOTE of the day

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.”

Haruki Murakami

 

Did you know that……

Butterflies taste with their feet and giraffes can clean their ears with their tongue

Word of the Day…. Quote of the day….

WORD of the day

Boniface

The keeper of an inn, a hotel, a nightclub, or a restaurant.

 QUOTE of the day

“Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.”

Author Unknown

 Did you know that……

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain and reindeer like bananas and a cat has 32 muscles in each ear

Word of the day…. Quote of the day…..

WORD of the day

Tui

A bird. A honeyeater of New Zealand with dark plumage with white feathers on the throat. Also called parson bird.

QUOTE of the day

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

Chinese Proverb

Did you know that……

Tuis are considered to be very intelligent, much like parrots.  They also resemble parrots in their ability to clearly imitate human speech and were trained by Māori to replicate complex speech

 

Thank you Wikipedia

Word of the day…. Quote of the day……

WORD of the day

Sordino

A device for muting a musical instrument

(from Italian Sordo – deaf, mute)

 

QUOTE of the day

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”

Leopold Stokowski

 

Did you know that……

Circular Harp

Created by David Murphy, the giant circular harp is an acoustic instrument, which looks a bit like a very large kettledrum. It contains 66 strings, strung in a complex pattern across the top. During performance, which usually requires three people, a video camera points down at the instrument from above, and vibrations from plucked and hammered strings are fed into bowls of liquid.

 

Thank you    oddmusic.com

Word of the day…. Quote of the day…..

WORD of the day

Pseudosophy

Pretension to wisdom; falsely philosophical

(of the Greek prefix “pseudo” and the adjective “philosophical”)

 

 

QUOTE of the day

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. “

Doug Larson

 

Did you know that……

Fresh egg will sink in fresh water. A stale egg will float.

I have learned…..

I’ve Learned…

That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I’ve Learned…

That when you’re in love, it shows.

I’ve Learned…

That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.

I’ve Learned…

That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I’ve Learned…

That being kind is more important than being right.

I’ve Learned…

That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I’ve Learned…

That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.

I’ve Learned…

That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I’ve Learned…

That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I’ve Learned…

That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I’ve Learned…

That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I’ve Learned…

That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.

I’ve Learned…

That money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve Learned…

That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I’ve Learned…

That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve Learned…

That the Lord didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I’ve Learned…

That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I’ve Learned…

That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I’ve Learned…

That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I’ve Learned…

That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I’ve Learned…

That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I’ve Learned…

That there’s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I’ve Learned…

That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I’ve Learned…

That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

I’ve Learned…

That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I’ve Learned…

That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I’ve Learned…

That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her, one more time, before she passed away.

I’ve Learned…

That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve Learned…

That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I’ve Learned…

That I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I’ve Learned…

That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.

I’ve Learned…

That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

I’ve Learned…

That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation.

I’ve Learned…

That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

by Andy Rooney

 

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