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Old 06-03-2018, 12:47 AM
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"Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely." Hesketh Pearson

bansaisequoia on 2009-05-12 15:37:17
The author is absolving Stephen of all guilt for any errata on this site!

SippyGurl on 2015-09-26 19:48:36
who's stephen?

Capy on 2016-03-08 22:26:59
My ageing mind forgets things. Now I can say its because I am so widely read!

abra on 2016-06-21 12:26:19
Stephen is the Baron/admin, SippyGurl.

Roxanne on 2017-01-24 00:50:32
Hesketh Pearson is the kind of name that you wish belonged to the boy living a couple of houses down -- the one everybody calls Red, or Butch or some other nickname -- so you could occasionally hear his mother holler "Hesketh Pearson! You step out of that mud puddle right now young man and get in this house! I mean it!"

abra on 2017-04-06 18:44:21
^ LOL

opallady on 2017-05-10 10:53:07
Love Roxanne's comment! :-D
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:32 PM
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Default I can't stop giggling at skoogie's comment.

"No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days. " Titus Maccius Plautus

kjmcaj on 2013-06-08 05:26:44
62 seconds.

skoogie2 on 2014-10-16 11:07:14
Your guest annoys you after 62 seconds?

dovid1946 on 2014-12-09 11:33:03
fish and house guests start smelling after 3 days

LLapp on 2016-09-23 20:34:19
After you solve your first 10,000 or so cryptograms at this site, you can't help noticing that Ben Franklin stole all his wise sayings from the ancient Romans.

RustySkipper on 2017-04-26 14:49:11
Never have more than two days of food in the house when you're expecting company.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:05 PM
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"I demand of you, and of the whole world, that you show me a generic character by which to distinguish between Man and Ape. I myself most assuredly know of none." — Carl Linnaeus

wordfairy on 2015-02-12 18:16:28
He must have said this before his daughter started dating.
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:34 PM
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"I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll need right up to the day you die."
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jd314 on 2017-12-11 03:36:29
Written posthumously, presumably.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:50 AM
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"Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation." Albert Schweitzer


montyb on 2013-05-28 18:33:30
They grow up so fast.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:52 AM
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"How does it happen, Maecenas, that no one is content with that lot of which he has chosen or which chance has thrown his way, but praises those who follow a different course?" — Horace

LiveLoveLaugh on 2010-05-04 13:03:30
Maecenas -- not a common name

bansaisequoia on 2010-09-05 16:29:03
He used to tour with Kenny Logginus.

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Old 06-13-2018, 07:20 AM
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"How does it happen, Maecenas, that no one is content with that lot of which he has chosen or which chance has thrown his way, but praises those who follow a different course?" Horace

LiveLoveLaugh on 2010-05-04 13:03:30
Maecenas -- not a common name

bansaisequoia on 2010-09-05 16:29:03
He used to tour with Kenny Logginus.
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:58 AM
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Default I laughed at LizardLeap's response.I wouldn't want to mess with Llapp either.

"Never utter these words: 'I do not know this, therefore it is false.' One must study to know, know to understand, and understand to judge."
Apothegm of Narda

puffybob on 2010-09-22 02:57:23
I was wondering when they were going to quote the Apothegm of Narda.

wvwoman on 2012-07-29 23:55:45
who, or what, is it??

Allen on 2013-01-19 23:38:34
WV: that is the question!

lainie18 on 2013-03-25 03:14:19
I love a good apothegm.

jobdevaa on 2013-08-15 01:16:21
i love this game. I always learning new words. Not sure I'll ever get to use this in Scrabble. It's a bingo +1

LLapp on 2015-11-13 19:25:23
If you are lucky in Scrabble, you can build a bingo+1 word around a pre-existing letter on the perimeter of the board, and cover both triple-word-score squares -- squaring it to 9 times the word score, plus the 50-point bingo bonus. I once did this with the word "gauziest," with the Z on the double-letter space, and (with the help of connecting words) got 252 points for a single word. (And I still remember it . . . sad.)

LizardLeap on 2016-03-04 00:42:54
Note to self: Never play Scrabble with LLapp.

marnita on 2016-05-08 11:20:19
Who or what is Narda?

SippyGurl on 2017-08-18 21:43:20
narda you business

kb83 on 2017-12-14 03:35:14
There was an apothegm of Narda. The pathway of knowledge is harda, One must study to know, To learn and to grow, Don't just act like you're any smarda.

phthelen on 2017-12-20 22:25:08
i do not know this, therefore it is false. - D. Trump Sigh.

LLapp on 2018-01-16 13:26:16
Ohhhh...ERROR: It's NARADA (not Narda)! An apothegm is an aphorism, and Narada is (per Wikipedia) "is a Vedic sage, famous in Hindu traditions as a traveling musician and storyteller, who carries news and enlightening wisdom. He appears in a number of Hindu texts, notably the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, as well as in the mythologies of the Puranas." So this quote is a famous Vedic traveling musician's aphorism.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:15 AM
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Default another gem about apothegms

"Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings."
R. W. Alger

irisheyes on 2010-10-05 17:49:27
WHAT is an apothegm?? I thought I had a larger-than-average vocabulary, but I've never seen this one before.

bansaisequoia on 2011-08-28 02:08:52
It's a marsupial of the Western Hemisphere.

Lurker on 2011-08-29 23:38:51
They carry dictionaries in their pouches.

fishbum on 2012-02-03 21:50:54
A short, pithy saying.

montyb on 2013-05-15 18:43:29
Boy, am I pithed!

wvwoman on 2013-07-21 02:47:45
Synonyms are adage, aphorism, saying, byword, epigram, maxim, proverb, saw

abra on 2013-08-14 02:17:14
Ah, so it is an aphorism. I suspected it was.

kb83 on 2014-08-25 13:01:48
Rhymes with phlegm. (cough-cough).

abra on 2015-01-23 16:24:33
It doesn't roll off the tongue.

Spenser on 2015-05-30 00:12:26
Don't you mean it's a marthupial?

figmo on 2017-06-11 16:56:45
Wall-a-by damned!
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:09 PM
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It's a diamond ring worn by a pharmacist.
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