The further and continuing adventures of the girl who sat in the back of your homeroom, reading and daydreaming.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Wordplay For The Day
Failed Business Ventures: The fellow who bought nearly played-out diggings of a valuable metal with a low melting point and tried to turn it onto a tourist trap where visitors could experience first-hand what it was like to get the raw ore might have had a good idea with the proper metal, but somehow "Mine Your Own Bismuth" never caught on.
(Especially with politicians, but that's a different posting)
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."