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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 6, 2002
"What worries you, masters you." - Haddon W. Robinson
Source: Thought for Today, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thoughtfortoday
Subject s: Worry
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children. She was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was 4 years old, she contracted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her with a paralyzed left leg. At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent on and began to walk without it. By 13 she had developed a rhythmic walk, which doctors said was a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner. She entered a race and came in last. For the next few years every race she entered, she came in last. Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running. One day she actually won a race. And then another. From then on she won every race she entered. Eventually this little girl, who was told she would never walk again, went on to win three Olympic gold medals.
From: A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, By Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor, Published by Health Communications, Inc. Copyright (c) April 1995, ISBN: 1558743316, http://isbn.nu/1558743316/price
Submitted by Alice Bryan
Subjects: Olympics, Running, Disabilities
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
PROVERBS TO PONDER:
Once over the hill, you pick up speed.
If it weren't for STRESS I'd have no energy at all.
I know God won't give me more than I can handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
Do you believe in love at first sight ... or should I walk by you again?
If the shoe fits . . . buy it in every color.
If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
Submitted by JoAnne Ault
Subjects: One Liners. Proverbs
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"My watch is three hours fast. I can't seem to get it fixed, so I'm moving to New York." - Steven Wright
Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html
Subjects: Watches, Time
Question: What does "floccinaucinihilipilification" mean?
Answer: It means "the estimation of something as worthless."
But it is usually used only as an example of a very long word, sometimes held to be the longest. The Oxford English Dictionary labels it "humorous" and gives the following citations for it:
I loved him for nothing so much as his floccinaucinihilipilification of money. - William Shenstone, Letters
They must be taken with an air of contempt, a floccinaucinihilipilification of all that can gratify the outward man. - Sir Walter Scott, Journal