An English gentleman is a man who may shake his dog’s paw, but not his servant’s hand.
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
A Modern Aphorism
He who shoots from the hip doesn’t have the convictions of his courage.
Old English Rhyme
Monday for wealth,
Tuesday for health,
Wednesday the best day of all,
Thursday for crosses,
Friday for losses,
Saturday no luck at all.
Socrates declared that he knew nothing, and those who sentenced him to death knew even less.
Commentary from the Word Lab
Gadfly is a metaphor for someone who needles the high and mighty, and performs a useful public service. But, look where gadflies spend most of their time—around the rumps of their victims.
What’s in a Name?
Dostourian: Armenian in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, doustr or tousdr is defined as daughter, girl.