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  • Mother Shyra 19:23 on 10 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Motivational Quote of the Day – 10 Nov 2011 – Fool’s Rush In 


    *******I’m pretty sure I exceeded my allotted 5 minutes today…ah well, tomorrow is another day… ;)*******

    Every man is a damned fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

    -Elbert Hubbard, author, editor, printer (1856-1915)

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  • Mother Shyra 13:25 on 10 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Word of the Day – 10 Nov 2011 – Catawampus 


    *******I love the thought of the day at the bottom.  Although quite challenging, I’ll try not to exceed 5 minutes today… ;)*******

    Catawampus

     

    PRONUNCIATION:
    (kat-uh-WOM-puhs) 

     

    MEANING:
    adjective:
    1. Askew; crooked.
    2. Diagonally positioned: catercornered.

     

    ETYMOLOGY:
    From cater (diagonally), from French word quatre (four). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kwetwer- (four), which also gave us four, square, cadre, quadrant, quarantine (literally, period of forty days). Earliest documented use: 1840. The word is also spelled as cattywampus.

     

    USAGE:
    “Have you noticed that life seems a bit catawampus lately?”
    Scott Marcus; Managing Stress; Times-Standard (Eureka, California); Apr 3, 2011.

    “A well-used Old Town canoe lies catawampus at the entrance to the cellar.”
    Stephen Williams; Why Ask for the Moon? The New York Times; Jun 10, 2007.

    Explore “catawampus” in the Visual Thesaurus. 

    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

    Every man is a damned fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. -Elbert Hubbard, author, editor, printer (1856-1915)

     


     
  • Mother Shyra 10:49 on 10 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Thursday’s Throwback Song of the Day – 10 Nov 2011 – Cypress Hill – Insane In the Membrane 


     
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