Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Jan. 9, 2015)

Thoughts of a Great Man

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.


… George Washington


French Proverb

The spoken word belongs half to him who speaks and half to him who hears.


The Mask of Virtue

It’s only human to be selfish and self-centered; but the wise among us make some attempt to hide these attributes.


Out on a Limb

The superiority of the Christian religion can be attested to by its music. In what other religion can be found such inspiring music, down to the simplest Christmas carol?


Interesting Comparison

Nicknames in the Sicilian Italian dialect and those in Dikranagerdtsi Armenian dialect seem to have something in common, to wit:

Carmine = Minu

Nunzio = Nunu

Salvatore = Turiddu


Hovhannes = Nono

Garabed = Boubo

Mgrdich = Mnjo


Tenants in Common

Two recent acquaintances were standing on the street corner when one exclaims, “Oh, my heavens, look at who is coming down the street our way, walking arm in arm but my wife and my mistress.”

The other says, “Good grief! I was about to say the same thing.”


What’s in a Name?

Shahazizian: Persian and Arabic in derivation, shah is defined as king, and aziz is defined as powerful, strong, glorious.

Source: Armenian Weekly
Link: Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Jan. 9, 2015)

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