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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)

A COUNTER THOUGHT TO CONSIDER:
Ah so true, Benji. But I bet the Infinite Father wouldn't mind if we felt solace after our prayers to Him, and, if in our praise of Him, we, by emulation, become better people, then I'll bet He will be pleased if we do over-populate this- and His- beautiful blue and green Earth. (2014-etc)


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stellenbosch

PRONUNCIATION: (STE-len-bosh)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To relegate someone incompetent to a position of minimal responsibility.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Stellenbosch, a town in South Africa. Earliest documented use: 1900.
NOTES:
Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, was a British military base during the Second Boer War. Officers who had not proven themselves were sent to Stellenbosch, to take care of something relatively insignificant, such as to look after horses. Even if they kept their rank, this assignment was considered a demotion. Eventually the term came to be applied when someone was reassigned to a position where he could do little harm.
Also see Peter Principle.
A similar term is coventry.
Another word derived from the name of a South African town is maffick.
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STEALLENBOSCH- a village in South Africa where people who steal are sent because in Steallenbosch there is nothing to steal.

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STELLENBOTCH - a failure of astronomical proportions, such as will get you exiled to You-Know-Where

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ST. ELLEN BOTCH- a botch so bad that only the Sainted Ellen knows the whereabouts of where she is at.

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campanology

PRONUNCIATION: (kam-puh-NOL-uh-jee)
MEANING:
noun: The art or study of bell-ringing or making bells.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin campana (bell). From the Campania region in Italy, known for the bronze that was used to cast bells. Earliest documented use: 1847.
NOTES:
The term bell-ringing is preferred over campanology by people involved in it. In general, those in the know go with simpler terms. For example, caving over spelunking, coding over developing software, and so on. At any rate, here's an introductory video on campanology/bell-ringing that has managed to stuff as many puns as are legally permitted in a five-minute video. Did they miss any? Chime in.
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CAMPANOOGY (kam-puh-noo-gee ) - a place on the Tennessee River where they later built the City of Chattanooga.



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CAMPANALOGY: Not only are the rich richer than the poor they are also cheap. Brookie snobs in Mountain Brook consort at Mountain Brook Country Club in yesterday's styles and consider themselves very "camp chic".

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CAMPANOOGY (kam-puh-noo-gee ) - a place on the Tennessee River where they later built the City of Chattanooga.


(Shouldn't CAMPANOOGY be what Boy Scouts on Jamboree do when they're acting like the Three Stooges?)

COMPANOLOGY - knowing one's business


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PERSE

PRONUNCIATION: (puhrs)

MEANING: adjective: Of a grayish blue or purple color.

ETYMOLOGY: From persus (dark blue), from Latin Persicus (Persian), from Persia, former name of Iran. Why this color is associated with Persia is not entirely clear. Earliest documented use: 1387.

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PERSHE - a chocolate bar to be divided among the women present

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VERSE - you write a line that almost rhymes but is much too terse and somewhat adverse so you curse, your face turns perse, and you almost die. Then you call a nurse who calls a hearse thinking you already dead. But worse, you write...

"PERSHE - a chocolate bar to be divided among the women present" smile [SMILE] smile

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Anu's Quote of the Day
"There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with." -Harry Crews, novelist and playwright (1935-2012)

Maybeso, Harry Crews
"Yet the scars encoded within our brain often remain hidden." (2014-201?)


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