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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 20, 1998
A HOUSE is built of logs and stone,
Of piles and post and piers;
A HOME is built of loving deeds
That stand a thousand years.
- Victor Hugo
Bits & Pieces, Dec. 13, 1990, http://www.epinc.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I have often, on my knees, been shocked to find what sort of thoughts I have, for a moment, been addressing to God; what infantile placations I was really offering, what claims I have really made, even what absurd adjustments or compromises I was, half-consciously, proposing. There is a Pagan, savage heart in me somewhere. For unfortunately the folly and idiot-cunning of Paganism seem to have far more power of surviving than its innocent or even beautiful elements. It is easy, once you have power, to silence the pipes, still the dances, disfigure the statues, and forget the stories; but not easy to kill the savage, the greedy, frightened creature now cringing, now blustering in one's soul. - C. S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
SLIGHTLY LESS COMMON LATIN PHRASES
LATIN: Die dulci fruere.
ENGLISH: Have a nice day.
LATIN: Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane debeo congredi.
ENGLISH: Excuse me. I've got to see a man about a dog.
LATIN: Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus
et fructuosis potiri potes!
ENGLISH: If you can read this sign, you can get a good job in the
fast-paced, high-paying world of Latin!
LATIN: Sona si Latine loqueris.
ENGLISH: Honk if you speak Latin.
Latin: Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum!
ENGLISH: Don't you dare erase my hard disk!
LATIN: Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum
saxum immane mittam.
ENGLISH: I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an
enormous rock at your head.
LATIN: Gramen artificiosum odi.
English: I hate Astroturf.
LATIN: Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.
ENGLISH: I think some people in togas are plotting against me.
LATIN: Noli me vocare, ego te vocabo.
ENGLISH: Don't call me, I'll call you.
LATIN: Cave ne ante ullas catapultas ambules.
ENGLISH: If I were you, I wouldn't walk in front of any catapults.
LATIN: Braccae illae virides cum subucula rosea et tunica Caledonia-quam
ENGLISH: Those green pants go so well with that pink shirt and the plaid
LATIN: Radix lecti
ENGLISH: Couch potato
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An Indiana editor lays down his shears for a few minutes to write a double-leaded editorial in which he plaintively remarks: "We are the recipient of half a peck of nice onions, two watermelons and a bottle of ginger beer from one of our subscribers. The gifts were like the shadows of a rock in a weary land. We are glad some one remembered us in the midst of our labors and cares, and evinced that remembrance in so delicate a manner. We doat on onions and love melons dearly, and so long as the fragrance of the former and the gripes of the latter linger about us we shall hold the kind donor in remembrance. These little acts inspire us to renewed exertions, but our subscription price will remain the same."
Daily Oregon Herald, Portland, Sept 10, 1872. http://WWW.ThisIsTrue.Com
Reno, Nevada, is farther west than Los Angles, California.
Portland, Maine is father south than London, England.
Pensacola, Florida is farther West than Detroit, Michigan.
Source: "Knowledge in a Nutshell"
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