when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in
our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us,
and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of
darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” —Washington Irving
During a lecture the Oxford linguistic philosopher J. L. Austin made the claim that although a double negative in English implies a positive meaning, there is no language in which a double positive implies a negative. To which Morgenbesser responded in a dismissive tone, “Yeah, yeah.”(Some have it quoted as “Yeah, right.”)
Happy Woman’s Day!
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
Well, that didn’t take long. Thank you Internet, you are truly the best thing ever. In case you missed it, there was a big-ass meteor that struck Earth earlier today in Russia. It’s a big deal. But leave it up to the Internet to make fun of it. Kudos.
It was fast…
Overnight a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere and came down and struck Earth, in Central Russia, injuring over 900 people (possibly more). This sounds like a scene from a movie but it’s very real, and very scary. Imagine if this meteor were to hit a major metropolis city in the U.S., it would be devastating.