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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (March 18, 2017)

Then and Now

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

…William Penn

Arcane Philosophy

Possessions are immortal; when you’re gone, they’re still around.

Lexophilia from the Internet

• Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
• How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.
• England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
• I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
• They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a typo.
• I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic. It’s syncing now.
• Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
• I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop anytime.
• I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.
• This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.
• When chemists die, they barium.
• I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down.
• I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
• Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
• I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
• The cross-eyed teacher lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils.
• When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
• Broken pencils are pointless.
• What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
• I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
• I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
• Velcro – what a rip off!
• Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last.

From My Persian Dictionary

Halkah: lock, loop
Chakmak: lock (of a gun)

What’s in a Name?

Atanasian: Greek in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, Atanas, from Athanasios, is defined as immortal. Other forms of the name are: Atanosian, Atinizian, Atunuzian.

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