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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 5, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure." - Mark Twain

Source: Absolute Humor, http://absoluterobeo.com


In the 1830's, French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville toured America in search of the key to America's greatness. When his tour had been completed, he made this observation:

"I sought for the key to the greatness of America in her harbors...; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."

Source: Monday Fodder mailto:dgaufaaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Terms of Endearment in Other Languages
As collected by Berlitz Publishing

Mon chou
(my cabbage)

Mein spatz
(my sparrow)
Mein frosch
(my frog)

Matia mou
(my eyes)
Koukla mou
(my doll)

Lao eh
(old person)

Cipollina mia
(my little onion)


Pak tua
(my old man)

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) February 14, 2003, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry


An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics.

The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."

Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.

Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an "A" when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words:

"What chair?"

Source: Good, Clean Funnies, http://www.slonet.org/~tellswor

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

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