Motivational Quote/Word/Song/Video of the Day- 20 Oct 2011


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF DAY

“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”

— Brian Tracy: Author, speaker, and consultant

 

WORD OF THE DAY

tawdry

\TAW-dree\ , adjective;

 
1.
Gaudy, showy and cheap.
2.
Low or mean; base: tawdry motives.

noun:

1.
Cheap, gaudy apparel.
 
Quotes:
It was all worn off now: cheap as Coney Island, tawdry, tarnished as the last year’s trappings of a circus, bedraggled, shabby as a harlot’s painted face at noon.
— Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and The River
She knew it was a tawdry, a squalid freedom, tawdry as the pink geraniums and squalid as the awful and inevitable bridge and poker parties.
— D.H. Lawrence, The First Lady Chatterly
Origin:
Tawdry was originally short for (Sain)t Audrey lace, which was a kind of neck lace bought at St. Audrey’s Fair in Ely, England named after St. Audrey, Northumbrian queen and patron saint of Ely, who, according to tradition, died of a throat tumor which she considered just punishment of her youthful liking for neck laces.
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SONG/VIDEO OF THE DAY
 
 DAVID GUETTA FEAT USHER-WITHOUT YOU
 
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