Sunday, April 30, 2017

Old Dog

New Trick

You're never too old to learn that you can't teach an old dog new tricks!

Of course, I could be wrong . . .

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Devil's Jobs Program

Shoveling Coal in Hell?

The Devil finds work for idle hands . . . by bringing back the old coal-shoveling jobs.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Verses on Virtue Versus Vice

Vise

Doggerel Verses, That Is . . .

Vice is its own reward,
Which draws me ever toward
That said, if sad, back ward.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sometimes even more than you sow . . .

Investment

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind - an astonishingly good return on your investment!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exceptional Rule

Always a Bad Apple
Sometimes Even a Pear of Them

There's an exception to every rule - except this one.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Always nipping at our heels . . .

Buddy the Blue Heeler

Time is a great heeler.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Law!

British Law?

The law is an ass . . . in British English.

Does this mean that the law in Britain is a stupid donkey? Not that donkeys are actually stupid. But what are their putative characteristics to which the law's characteristics can be compared? Surely nothing very positive!

Dickens suggests by "idiot" that "ass" signifies "idiocy," but is Dickens the original voice of this so-called proverb?

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Math Anxiety


There's safety in numbers, so go fourth and multiply!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Grammar Rules

Wager Your Wages?

The wages of sin is death to subject-verb agreement.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

A Wise Old Saying

Louis Pasteur

In sermons old, they often say what lies:
The age of miracles is pasteurized.
But past your eyes, it can't at all be seen, though even that won't stop our unbeliev'n.

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