Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Oct. 31, 2015)

On Manners

An English gentleman is a man who may shake his dog’s paw, but not his servant’s hand.


Japanese Proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.


A Modern Aphorism

He who shoots from the hip doesn’t have the convictions of his courage.


Old English Rhyme

Monday for wealth,

Tuesday for health,

Wednesday the best day of all,

Thursday for crosses,

Friday for losses,

Saturday no luck at all.


History’s Lessons

Socrates declared that he knew nothing, and those who sentenced him to death knew even less.


Commentary from the Word Lab

Gadfly is a metaphor for someone who needles the high and mighty, and performs a useful public service. But, look where gadflies spend most of their time—around the rumps of their victims.


What’s in a Name?

Dostourian: Armenian in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, doustr or tousdr is defined as daughter, girl.

Source: Armenian Weekly
Link: Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Oct. 31, 2015)

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