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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 19, 2002
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. - Benjamin Franklin
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I once heard about an old minister who was dying. A young man who was also a minister came to visit him and offered to read to him from the Scriptures.
"Do you have any favorite scripture you would like to have me read?" he asked.
"Yes," said the old man. "Please read the first chapter of First Chronicles."
The young man read the chapter of genealogies with a labored tongue. It was hard work pronouncing the some two hundred fifty unfamiliar names in the fifty-four verses. The old minister listened with eager attention to every name. When it was finished, he uttered a fervent Amen.
"Thank you, my son; that was so comforting."
The young man was frankly puzzled. "Please tell me," he said, "what is so comforting about the chapter?"
"Ah," said the old minister, "just to think that God knew them all by name!"
By Leonard C. Lee
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) June 26, 1956, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersalt.org/illustrations/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THE MEANING OF WORDS
Someone has come up with some new words and phrases for our technological age:
ALPHA GEEK - The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group. "Ask Larry, he's the alpha geek around here."
BEEPILEPSY - the brief seizure people sometimes suffer when their beepers go off, especially in vibrator mode.
BLAME STORMING - sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.
COBWEB SITE - a World Wide Web Site that hasn't been updated for a long time.
CUBE FARM - An office filled with cubicles.
EGO SURFING - scanning the Net and print media looking for references to one's own name.
KEYBOARD PLAQUE - The disgusting buildup of dirt found on computer keyboards.
OHNOSECOND - that minuscule fraction of time in which you realize you've just made a big mistake.
PRAIRIE DOGGING - when someone yells or drops something loudly in a "cube farm" and everyone's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.
STRESS PUPPY - a person who thrives on being stressed out and whiny.
Source: Thought For The Day, http://tftd.faithsite.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Bad spellers of the world untie!
Source: Bill's Punch Line, http://www.tcmr.com/billspunchline.html
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