Thought for the Day
everyone else is already taken.”
~ Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)
An Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigramsand plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death. Source | Society UK | More
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Word for the Day: schmuck
- US slang; a stupid or contemptible person, an idiot
- German; decoration or adornment
- Yiddish; that portion of the penis cut away at circumcision. Ouch!
- If he weren’t such a schmuck I’d feel sorry for him.
- After it’s all said and done we’re all just a bunch of schmucks.
Did You know?
- 1961 Los Angeles California, comedian Lenny Bruce was arrested for saying the word schmuck? source