Wednesday, August 3, 2016

                                                Adage For Today                           
                 The more bizarre a person's words or deeds the less likely it is they're putting you on

                        English:  The Universal Language
"Schadenfreude".  A word I always have to look up in the dictionary every time I want to use it.
It's a German word that means "taking pleasure in witnessing Karma at work".

The English language is the most plagiaristic one in the history of mankind.  About 90% of the English words are modified versions of words originated by other tongues (mostly European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern).

And yet it still has to share certain words (and terms) with other languages.  Like (for example) "carte blanche", a French word meaning "unlimited choice, entitlement and liberty"

...and there are plenty more examples in our illustrious English language where those come from.

                                               Come November

Here's to Hillary Clinton winning in November.
Don't get me wrong now:  I think she's just as much a demagog and "three dollar bill" as Donald Trump.

But the United States is long overdue for its own "female leader".  This "embodiment of how governments should be run" has been sorely lagging behind not only Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher) but also a few of the "lesser" countries as well:  Israel (Golda Meir), The Philippines (Corazon Aquino).   And let's not forget Germany (Angela Merkel).

Regardless of who gets into office next it's not going to affect the course of things to come as those who are REALLY in charge have already mapped out their agenda.