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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Dec. 3, 2016)

From Lectures on the English Poets

Fame is not popularity. It is the spirit of a man surviving himself in the minds and thoughts of other men.

…William Hazlitt

The Virtue of Anonymity

The first aid specialist, instructing a class of Girl Scouts, asked: “Why does a surgeon wear a mask while performing an operation?” One little girl replied: “So that if he makes a mess of it, the patient won’t know who did it.”

 

Heretofore and Hereafter

How can you tell where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?

So, There!

On the day of resurrection, those who have indulged in ridicule will be called to the door of Paradise and have it shut in their faces.

…The Koran

 

True to His Word

Kachal Sarkis: But, doctor, are you sure of your findings? I’ve heard of cases where a wrong diagnosis was made, and the patient was treated for pneumonia but later died of tuberculosis.

Dr. Atchkepatz: Nonsense. When I treat a patient for pneumonia, he dies of pneumonia.

 

From My Persian Dictionary

Dars: lesson

Námah: letter (epistle)

´Azádí: liberty

Lísídan: to lick

 

What’s in a Name?

Sahelian/Sahilian: Arabic in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, the name is defined as a sallow-faced man.

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