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2016-11-17 Humans are political:

   Hello         I hope that you're having a fine weekend.         Of course I can't know exactly what Aristotle had in mind but I certainly can speculate.  I believe he meant that all of us, like politicians

2016-05-10 Brecht's quote:

 Good Morning!  I hope that you have had a fine week,    "It is the simplest thing, so hard to achieve".     The 'IT' Brecht refers to is socialism/communism.  As with New Year's resolutions, the resolution

2016-04-21 Folly; fall:

Hello,  I hope you're having a fine week,         The word 'fall' is an oldie!  Barnhart's Dictionary of Etymology informs us that 'fall' descended from Old English 'feallan' (approx.900)  meaning, no

2016-01-18 Words:

     Hello,I hope you're having a fine weekend,    Assumptions are beliefs which one presumes to be true;   a supposition.       According to the Oxford English Dictionary:  The act of taking something

2016-01-09 slang use of word "hoot":

 Hello, I hope you're having a fine week,    I've checked numerous sources and, as with much etymology, there seems to be no 'aha' moment. The best we could find were educated guesses.   The expression


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