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  • Mother Shyra 17:22 on 3 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Word of the Day – 3 Nov 2011 – Flannelmouth 


    flannelmouth

     

    PRONUNCIATION:
    (FLAN-uhl-mouth) 

     

    MEANING:
    noun: A smooth-talker, a flatterer, or a braggart.

     

    ETYMOLOGY:
    Besides the fabric, the word flannel can refer to a washcloth, an undergarment, or trousers, but here we are interested in its metaphorical sense which apparently developed from the soft and smooth texture of the fabric. The origin of the word flannel remains fuzzy. Two possible derivations have been suggested: from Welsh gwlanen (woolen article) or from Old French flaine (a kind of coarse wool, blanket). Earliest documented use: 1882.

     

    USAGE:
    “Democrats are a lot more entertaining, but they suffer from a terminal case of flannelmouth. At the conventions last summer, the partying Republicans in San Diego did everything they could to keep the press away from their fun. By contrast, the Democrats in Chicago were dragging reporters in for drinks.”
    Nicholas Von Hoffman; Republicans Are From Mars Democrats Are From Venus; Life Magazine; Nov 1996.

     

    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

    The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it’s one of the reasons that some people don’t like the books, but I think that it’s a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth. -J.K. Rowling, novelist (b. 1965) 

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  • Mother Shyra 15:44 on 3 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Song of the Day – 3 Nov 2011 – Lady Gaga – You and I 


    *******When I first heard this song, I couldn’t figure out why I liked it so much.  Ummm…hello…Lady Gaga?*******

     
  • Mother Shyra 13:22 on 3 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , deception, down right liar, , lie, , patti wood, ralph waldo emerson   

    Motivational Quote of the Day – 3 Nov 2011 – Down Right Liar 


    “When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the
    language of the first.”

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson: was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet

    *******The phrase “down right liar” comes from body language experts determining that a liar tends to look down and to the right when telling a lie.  It would greatly behoove you to learn how to read body language because it has saved me from getting caught in sticky situations.  In fact, I learned how to read body language from the best con-artist I’ve ever met.  I thank him for those valuable lessons and have come out wiser in the end.  If you aren’t fortunate (?) enough to have a live subject to practice with, you can visit  How to Spot a Liar – Body Language Expert, Patti Wood, MA, CSP and learn a thing or two.*******

     
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