WELCOME to TUESDAY DECEMBER 22, 2020
English professors love to catch the errors students make in their term papers, and they love nothing better than to catch mixed metaphors. The “friends and survivors” of Calvin College English department collected this list of mixed metaphors and posted them on their web site:
“He swept the rug under the carpet.”
“She’s burning the midnight oil at both ends.”
“It was so cold last night I had to throw another blanket on the fire.”
“It’s time to step up to the plate and cut the mustard.”
“She’s robbing Peter to pay the piper.”
“He’s up a tree without a paddle.”
“Beware my friend…you are skating on hot water.”
“Keep your ear to the grindstone.”
“Sometimes you’ve gotta stick your neck out on a limb.”
“Some people sail through life on a bed of roses like a knife slicing through butter.”
Hey I’m just saying. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a HAPPY
TUESDAY people, stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman!
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. Arnold H. Glasgow
Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends. Author Unknown
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts
Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things. Author Unknown
Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you. Author Unknown
If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Author Unknown
A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. Grace Pulpit
There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. Author Unknown
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had. Author Unknown
G u a r a n t e e d t o R o l l Y o u r E y e s! A friend of mine was a frequent user of a pay telephone at a popular truck stop, and was greatly inconvenienced when the phone went out of commission. Repeated requests for repair brought only promises. After several days, the phone company was again contacted and told that there was no longer a rush. The phone was now working fine–except that all money was being returned upon completion of each call. A repairman arrived within the hour! 😁😎
Mondays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? ” “I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.”
Answer: You’ve Got Mail! “You’ve Got Mail” tells the story of an internet connection made between Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox, played by Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Every day Kathleen looks forward to those three magic words, “You’ve Got Mail”, which connect her to a man she has never met, but who provides her with tremendous support and wisdom. Unbeknownst to either correspondent, the two are actually antagonists in real life, as Joe’s chain of bookstores put Kathleen’s little shop out of business.
Joe learns that Kathleen is his correspondent before she does, and sets about trying to woo her, rather successfully, despite the fact that she does not like the things he stands for. The above line is spoken by Kathleen, to Joe, when they meet and she finally realizes that he has been her online friend, and soul mate, all along.
Tuesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???? “Jump ahead, ten, twenty years, and you’re married. Only your marriage doesn’t have that same energy that it used to have. You start to blame your husband. You start to think about all those guys you’ve met in your life and what might have happened if you’d picked up with one of them, right? Well, I’m one of those guys. That’s me.”
Monday’s Quizzler is…. For each of the following, fill in the best answer to the saying or definition on a separate sheet of paper. The # of blanks is given in or after the clue. After, repeat the small answers (in order) until you get the larger word. For the clues that refer to the alphabet, pronounce the letter as it is pronounced in the alphabet. You might have to repeat the smaller words to get the larger word. An example is given below.
Example: a) false statement: _ _ _b) a teddy _ _ _ _c) 5th in the alphabet: _d) 1st in the alphabet: _
Answer: Liberia (lie-bear-e-a)
Try the following:
1)a) opposite of love: _ _ _ _b) type of drink: iced _ _ _
2)a) a six- _ _ _ _ of sodab) 19th in the alphabet: _c) browning of the skin by exposure to the sun: _ _ _
3)a) to get married: _ _ _ the knotb) the plane will _ _ _ _ on the runway
4)a) angry: _ _ _b) 1st in the alphabet: _c) water can be a liquid, solid or a _ _ _d) an automobile:_ _ _
5)a) 22nd in the alphabet: _b) I love _ _ !c) “name” minus “e”: _ _ _
6)a) to _ _ _ _ a song!b) 1st in the alphabet: _c) a very tiny opening in the skin: _ _ _ _
Answer: 1) Haiti (hate-tea)
2) Pakistan (pack-s-tan)
3) Thailand (tie-land)
4) Madagascar (mad-a-gas-car)
5) Vietnam (v-it-nam)
6) Singapore (sing-a-pore)
Tuesday’s Quizzler is……. My first is double twenty-one but twice of twenty-two, Decipher it and you will see that statement is quite true.
My next two are just three apart, or, looking at the link, You’ll have the answer easily and will not have to think.
My fourth is so more ways than one, so long as you can spell, While my fifth splits first and second, so what is it? Can you tell?
It may seem like these words of rhyme are nonsense things to say, Though the five together are right here (two ways) so what are they?
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