He Should Know
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
… Calvin Coolidge
Be careful of your virtues; they may turn out to be vices.
He who picks up a thorn on the road has one less sin, for had he stepped on it, he would have cursed.
From the Word Lab
Kil in the name of places means a “cell, cloister, or chapel.”
Kilbarchan (Scotland), Kil-bara-cin, the kil on the hilltop
Kilcrin (Ireland), the little kil
Kildare is Kil-dara, the “kil of the oak.” St. Bridget built her first cell under a large oak.
Kilham (Yorkshire), the chapel close
Kilkenny, the kil of cloister of St. Kenny or Canicȇ
Kilmore (Ireland), the big kil
Kilsyth (Ireland), the great kil (“sythe” means great)
Icolmkill (Scotland), is I-Columb-kil, i.e., “the island of St. Columb’s cell.” The Culdee Instiutions of St. Columb were established in 563 for the purpose of converting the Picts to Christianity.
Man: One who wishes he were as wise as he thinks his wife thinks he is.
Here’s to Dan Cupid, the little squirt,
He’s lost his pants, he’s lost his shirt,
He’s lost most everything but his aim
Which shows that love is a losing game.
What’s in a Name?
Shenloogian: Persian and Turkish in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, shenloog, a variant of shenlough, is defined as glad, cheerful, happy.