Badinage = W.O.T.D.

Badinagebad-in-AHJPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, mid 17th century
1Humorous or witty conversation.
Examples of Badinage in a sentence “After a badinage, it’s nice to sit beside each other in quiet contentment.” “Fred’s badinage always kept his friends laughing.”

Best Quotes of the Week

Sigmund Freud“If youth knew; if age could.”

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Henry Ward Beecher“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

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Joseph Addison“There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.”

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Charles Kettering“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”

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Bennett Cerf“The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.”

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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.”

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Being sane or insane is relative.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? (Albert Einstein)
Don’t wait for the perfect moment to strike, strike in the current moment and make it perfect.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. (William Butler Yeats)


SkeuomorphSKYOO-oh-morfPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, late 19th century
1An object or feature which imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material.2(Computing) An element of a graphical user interface which mimics a physical object.
Examples of Skeuomorph in a sentence “The museum had several skueomorphs of original indigenous weaponry.” “I love a pen and paper but the notepad skeuomorph on my phone is handier.”

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Record Setting Grammy Nods for a Female Day? On this day in 1984, Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry (1967) to be nominated for five Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Lauper went one better for copping the award for Worst Hair Coloring by a Woman on the Planet. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” ya know… fer sure. Major congrats, Cyndi!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If you can’t go one way, there’s many ways to get where you’re going. So you just take a step back and see beyond the wall.”

— Cyndi Lauper