Posted by: retarigan | May 13, 2016

Word Dictionary [130516]


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

Hugh of Cluny

Hugh of Cluny

Birthday of the day: Hugh of Cluny; Hugh of Cluny (May 13, 1024 – April 28, 1109) was an Abbot of Cluny. He is sometimes referred to as ‘Hugh the Great’ or ‘Hugh of Semur’ and was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Hugh (the Great). He was one of the most influential leaders of one of the most influential monastic orders of the Middle Ages.

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.’

Thought of the day: What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

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