The friend who doesn’t regularly come and go becomes a stranger; the stranger who regularly comes and goes becomes a friend.
On Deviation from Orthodoxy
Leave no turn unstoned.
Breeding: the quality that enables a person to wait in well-mannered silence while the loudmouth gets the service.
A Crack at the Liberty Bell
America: the only nation in history that has gone from barbarism to decadence without passing through the intervening stage of civilization.
From the Word Lab
The word “curfew” comes from the French couvre feu, or “cover the fire.” A curfew was originally the time when you had to extinguish fires, candles and lamps.
Taken at His Word
Edo: The college I went to turned out some great men.
When did you graduate?
Bedo: I didn’t exactly graduate. I was turned out.
What’s in a Name?
Tepikian: Diminutive of Stepan, derived from Greek Stephanos, identified as a descriptive term, and defined as crown.