My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
… Henry Ford
Teacher: Hrach, give me a sentence starting with “I.”
Hrach: I is…
Teacher: No, Hrach. Always say, “I am…”
Hrach: All right… “I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.”
It was Lord Thurlow who called high birth “the accident of an accident.”
The manager of a branch of the ASPCA had just hired a new secretary, and had spent some time explaining the aims of the organization and the office routine. Before permitting her to assume her new duties, he assured her that, if she had any questions, to not hesitate to ask. In no time she was at his desk with the question, “Is it all right if I swat a fly?”
Visitor: My, this is a fancy vase on your mantel. What’s this in it?
Hostess: My husband’s ashes.
Visitor: Oh, I’m sorry. How long has he been dead?
Hostess: Oh, he’s not dead. He’s just too lazy to find an ashtray.
From My Persian Dictionary
What’s in a Name?
Karadian: Turkish in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, karad is a variant of karadayuh, where kara is defined as black, swarthy, and dayuh is defined as maternal uncle; therefore, swarthy maternal uncle.