Everything Has Beauty

Dec 16, 2019


All info comes from the book Fun With Words by Mitchell Symons. All photos are my own.

everything has beauty

word of the day: Fillip – the technical term for snapping your fingers

“It was for the best so nature had no choice but to do it” ~ Marcus Aurelius

The word quiz was allegedly invented in 1780 by a Dublin theatre manager, who bet he could introduce a new word of no meaning into the language within twenty four hours.

“Do not go gentle into that good night.” ~ Dylan Thomas

Phrases first invented or popularized by William Shakespeare:

  • ‘A fool’s Paradise’ (Romeo and Juliet)
  • ‘A tower of Strength’ (Richard III)
  • ‘Breathe one’s last’ (Henry VI, Part 3)
  • ‘Come full circle’ (King Lear)
let me rest here awhile
where it’s safe and dry
not a raindrop can ruffle
these pretty little feathers
~ HCMorris

Dunce’s Cap

In Days gone by, children who underachieved at school would be put in the corner and made to wear a conical-shaped dunce’s cap. The first person to wear the dunce’s cap was the man after whom it was actually named: John Duns Scotus, a 14th century theologian who thought the conical hat would help him receive messages from God.

Fast forward a couple of centuries…philosophers were sneering at John Duns Scotus and all his followers. His followers were known as Dunses. Later, they were known as Dunces.

So, the conical-shaped dunce’s cap became associated with stupidity. (I don’t like that term, I just can’t think of anything else at the moment.)

let it snow

Newspaper headline: Infertility unlikely to be passed on

Genuine Car Bumper Stickers: Not all dumbs are blonde

Wonderfully Titled Book: How to Avoid Huge Ships

(a 1982 book by Captain John W. Trimmer, a Master Mariner and Seattle harbor pilot…I looked it up!)

“It was a bright cold day in April,

and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

~ George Orwell (1984)

Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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