Posted by: retarigan | March 13, 2016

Word Dictionary [130316]


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…)

pronunciation: ˈsmɪðəˈri:nz

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

Pope Innocent XII

Pope Innocent XII

Birthday of the day: Pope Innocent XII; Pope Innocent XII (13 March 1615 – 27 September 1700), born Antonio Pignatelli, was Pope from 1691 to 1700. He was the successor of Pope Alexander VIII (1689–91).

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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