Word of the day: smithereens
Definition: n.pl. (also smithers) small fragments (smash into smithereens).
Synonyms: fragment, particle, piece, portion
Etymology: Smithereens is an alteration of the Irish smidirin, “fragment.” (more…)
from Oxford: smithereens
n.pl. (also smithers) small fragments (smash into smithereens).
Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.
Quote of the day: A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. by Michelangelo
Birthday of the day: Pope Sixtus V; Pope Sixtus V (13 December 1520 – 27 August 1590), born Felice Peretti di Montalto, was Pope from 1585 to 1590.
Joke of the day: A man walks into a Silicon Valley pet store looking to buy a monkey. The store owner points towards three identical looking monkeys. ‘The one on the left costs $500,’ says the store owner. ‘Why so much?’ asks the customer. ‘Because it can program in C,’ answers the store owner. The customer inquires about the next monkey and is told, ‘That one costs $1500, because it knows Visual C++ and Object-Relational technology.’ The startled man then asks about the third monkey. ‘That one costs $3000,’ answers the store owner. ‘3000 dollars!!’ exclaims the man. ‘What can that one do?’ To which the owner replies, ‘To be honest, I’ve never seen it do a single thing, but it calls itself a Consultant.’
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