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"Perfide Angleterre. 1786, French aristocrat Count Honore de Mirabeau:
English generosity! They calculate everything, even talent and friendship;
most of their writers have almost literally died of starvation."
"Sadada Jackson: It took me literally two months just to get around the
corner from my house."
This week's theme: Words often used in a sense different from their established definitions
A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own. -H.G. Wells, British Writer [The Salvaging of Civilization] (1866-1946)