Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (July 18, 2015)
Would that I have many friends; would that I have thousands of debts.
Headline in College newspaper
“Deans Promise to Stop Drinking on Campus.”
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
… Victoria, Queen of England
When you’re out to make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.
From the Trivia File
In 1970, archaeologists excavating an ancient Egyptian tomb found the skeleton of a grave robber with his hand trapped in the coffin lid.
Edo: I received a strange birthday greeting card from an anonymous admirer, but I can’t make it out.
Bedo: What is it?
Edo: Added to the printed greeting were the words, “What would a cloud be without U?
Bedo: You must be pretty dense.
Judge a Book by its Cover
Vamp, a bookseller and publisher, whose opinion of books was that the get-up and binding were of more value than the matter. “Books were like women; to strike, they must be well dressed. Fine feathers make fine birds. A good paper, an elegant type, a handsome motto, and a catching title, have driven many a dull treatise through three editions.”
What’s in a Name?
Zerdelian/Zerdalian: Persian in derivation, identified as a fruit, Persian zard-alu, Turkish zerdali is defined as wild apricot.
Source: Armenian Weekly
Link: Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (July 18, 2015)