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Old 08-13-2018, 04:14 PM
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"May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty." Irish Proverb

saipanwriter on May 18th, 2013
sounds like bad greeting card content.

mazereeuw on October 7th, 2014
Aw come on Saipan. There's something earthy and appealing about hinges and rust.

JD_1947 on December 25th, 2014
. . May our friendship always carry WD40 . . .

tgreen517 on April 3rd, 2016
Like the tin man!

kb83 on April 13th, 2016
And let neither of us become unhinged.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:56 PM
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"Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it. "
Christian Nestell Bovee

JD_1947 on December 29th, 2014
. . I got caught up in my vowels on that one . . . .

LLapp on January 3rd, 2016
Only one i!

maradnu on May 7th, 2017
It's tough when you have a vowel blockage.

marnita on December 20th, 2017
Somehow I don't think it is quite that simple.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:28 PM
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seriously....a "vowel blockage"??? Made me laugh out loud! THAT is just such a wonderful play on words.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:35 AM
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"Most people enjoy the inferiority of their friends."
Philip Dormer Stanhope

montyb on August 5th, 2012
Or, as I affectionately refer to them, the little people.

universalmom on January 20th, 2013
montyb, I seem to be following you around!

badbob on February 1st, 2017
I need minions

LLapp on March 25th, 2017
Stanhope needed to get with a nicer crowd.

GtrZan on October 2nd, 2017
Doesn't sound like deserved them

746tiger on January 27th, 2018
I had some minions. Traded them in for a henchman and a few lackeys. Things are working out.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:44 PM
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" There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it. "
Alfred Hitchcock


dovid1946 on April 1st, 2015
there is no terror in a wand, only in the anticipation of it- spoken by Hermoine to Harry in the recently published novel taking place forty years after the seventh book - 'Harry Potter and the Enlarged Prostate'
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:01 PM
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"Do not be surprised when those who ignore the rules of grammar also ignore the law. After all, the law is just so much grammar."
Robert Brault


kjmcaj on 2013-06-06 16:54:51
You need a professional to decipher all the fine print. 133 seconds.

montyb on 2014-11-02 13:23:43
That's why you should trust the folks at POEM, the Professional Organization of English Majors.

LLapp on 2015-04-30 07:59:08
Injured? Victim of medical negligence? Call me! I understand sequence of tenses and I'll beat any lawyer's price!

Labole on 2015-08-01 03:11:50
Hmm. Funny. Does he really believe that?

kb83 on 2015-08-21 04:38:46
Yes grammatical mistakes are a gateway offence.

abra on 2015-10-25 12:06:07
Of all the stupid Robert Brault quotes, this must be the most stupid. Either that, or I'll find myself in prison, for reckless but not willful misplacement of commas and semicolons.

momn8r on 2016-03-30 10:27:40
i"ll bake you a cake with White Out inside!

marnita on 2016-05-04 14:02:40
I would not send you to prison for your indiscriminate use of commas, abra, but I might sentence you to some compulsory training sessions with LLapp.

abra on 2016-08-11 09:36:23
momn8r, thank you. More and more I realize I'm going to need that cake, oh and the White Out too.

abra on 2016-09-13 12:27:14
If he was serious, this says terrible things about the workings of his mind. I've never even had a traffic ticket. I've never broken a law, willfully or otherwise. Grammar, now that's an entirely different thing.

kb83 on 2016-09-15 10:10:39
Once you start splitting infinitives, it is a slippery slope.

momn8r on 2016-11-18 13:22:03
abra, chocolate or vanilla?
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Old 08-18-2018, 01:30 PM
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kb83 on 2016-09-15 10:10:39
Once you start splitting infinitives, it is a slippery slope.
I adore mixed metaphors! They are infinitely funny.

Once I heard someone saying, when she was talking about having to be careful around a particularly sensitive person,

"You have to walk on kid gloves around her."
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:57 AM
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"Peace is not the absence of affliction, but the presence of God."
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kb83 on April 3rd, 2014
"joy" worked also, in lieu of "God". more inclusive?

abra on July 31st, 2014
I thought of both at the same time and tried JOY first.

skoogie2 on August 7th, 2014
Yep, I tried joy twice even! It made perfect sense

montyb on December 22nd, 2014
I went with "dog".

abra on April 1st, 2015
In any quote, trying to decide whether to put in GOD or JOY, I WILL choose incorrectly.

abra on August 9th, 2015
As I just did, apparently, for the third time.

LLapp on September 22nd, 2015
OMJ, me too!

marnita on September 25th, 2015
Well, I see I'm in good company!

akcruiser03 on November 18th, 2015
I put you. there's a lot of God in these.

kb83 on November 30th, 2016
LLapp, was that "Oh My Joy"?

abra on June 14th, 2017
Funny LLapp. I'm back. i tried JOY first.

LLapp on October 22nd, 2017
kb83- Yes it was Oh My Joy, not Jehova or Jujubes. And yes, I did it again!

LLapp on October 26th, 2017
4 days later and I did it again. "Joy" simply makes more sense here.

746tiger on February 4th, 2018
Wow, there are so many words that would work. Joy, you, and dog fit the unused letters. 163 seconds.

LLapp on May 9th, 2018
Argh. I don't want to talk about this anymore.
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:50 AM
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"I often thought that if there had been a good rap group around in those days, I might have chosen a career in music instead of politics."
Richard Milhous Nixon
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:29 PM
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I LOVE this thread!! Players helping each other understand the quote by way of the history of a single word, in the context of its translation date and its use in modern musical theater, and then connecting the whole thing back to an ancient reference by Plutarch. What a great crowd.
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"I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man. I want a man without money rather than money without a man." Themistocles

kb83 on October 8th, 2014
"likely"? Is this really the best translation? I had lively, and.although I did not like it either, only the error message forced me to change it to likely, and that was right, much to my surprise.

skoogie2 on November 25th, 2014
me too, kb, me too

caa on February 4th, 2015
Webster says: likely : seeming to be right or suited for a purpose Sounds right to me.

judy100 on February 12th, 2015
It's likely to be right.

dovid1946 on April 4th, 2015
'likely' was a term popularized in Victorian literature. I doubt if it was used in Ancient Greece, however. I am willing to bet that this translation is around 200 years old.

ruxpin66 on July 19th, 2015
I was shocked to realize the word was "likely." I don't like that there at all

wolf on August 19th, 2015
Yeah, likely was a problem for me too.

Roxanne on December 8th, 2015
This is a paraphrase from Plutarch writing about Themistocles. "Likely" is what the translator used for a Greek word that means "suitable." The translation I found with the word 'likely' was published in 1914.

LLapp on December 14th, 2015
Roxanne, thanks for the research!

cryptospiridiagram on March 1st, 2016
It' a lost usage of "likely". Example: that line from *Carousel*: "Dozens of boys pursue her, / Many a likely lad..." Likely: up for the job, equal to the task. Suitable (as a suitor!).

SippyGurl on November 7th, 2016
yah, lively

darkyr on April 14th, 2017
So then, 'likely' is not the likely word, in this case, given we are in the far future of the translation.

kb83 on August 2nd, 2017
Wow. I love this site. Thanks, everyone!

blueladyblue on February 27th, 2018
So I guess it's a "purposeful" or "suitable" man rather than a rich man. Can't a rich man be likely too?

Lurker on March 3rd, 2018
Thank you, cryptospiridiagram! I couldn't remember which musical that line was from. It was going to bother me all day.

DonnaIrene on May 19th, 2018
Cryptospiridiagram is right. As Roxanne says, this quote is from a 1914 translation of "Plutarch's Lives." The context: "Of two suitors for his daughter's hand, he [Themistocles] chose the likely man in preference to the rich man, saying that he wanted a man without money rather than money without a man."
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