Hubbard: Appreciation

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.


—Elbert Hubbard

FAULKNER: Electric Gratitude

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.


—William Faulkner

Want to name my offspring Inkle

An inkling of medieval times

Q: I just read an article in an information technology trade magazine wherein the author used the word “inkle” as a verb meaning to imply or to hint. That can’t be right – can it?

A: This is one of those “Eureka!” moments.The verb “inkle” is extremely old, and dates back to the 1300s. Its original meaning, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was “to utter or communicate in an undertone or whisper, to hint, give a hint of.”

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