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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle just disappeared from the blog. Sorry!

Friday, December 14, 2012

What up, bro?


Last week, I offered a post using an email I had received regarding the word "up" called "Up, Up, and Away".

The other day, it came to mind again and I mused about how it is misused...

Do you really button up your shirt? Or do you, as I do, button it down?

When someone shouts "Heads up!" don't they really mean "Get your head down"? On the golf course, we often shout "Fore!" when we really mean "Look behind you!"

Then there are folks who say"That's just up the road" and then tell you to drive down the road" to get there.

It's all so confusing. Aren't you glad I brought this up?

1 comment:

Joanne Noragon said...

Another favorite of mine: cut the light on. Cut the switch on.

I hope you wind up with quite a collection to share.