Sometimes it's important to Break These Rules...
Posted: October 08, 2013 09:55 AM
We live in a time when bullying is at the front and center of attention. And it should be. Kids who do not follow social-norm rules are sometimes subject to ridicule, alienation, or even, yes, bullying. How do we protect those brave kids? And, perhaps more importantly, how do we teach all of the kids around them to question those social-norm rules in the first place?
A T Glitters I N G
Decipher this well-known saying and you could win the book of your choice.
For example 'K The B' = kick the bucket.
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This wordplay ended on 11/2/2013
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Answer to the last Wordplay:
Question: T A Other F I T S
Answer: There are other fish in the sea
Meaning: Don't be upset about the one you've lost (girlfriend, boyfriend, job etc) - there are plenty others out there.
Sources say that this expression is first recorded around 1573 but usually don't note where. It appears that this 1573 reference is in a letter from English writer Gabriel Harvey to the poet Edmund Spenser, who may have once been Harvey's pupil. Correspondence between the two was collected into a volume in 1884: The Letter-Book of Gabriel Harvey.
Tis a written veritye,
Quote owlde Senior C.,
All prooves on whether you speede or misse,
In the mayne sea theres good stoare of fishe,
And in delicate gardens and in gourgeous bowers,
Theres allwayes greate varietye of desirable flowers
By the early 19th century the expression had taken on forms closer to those used today:
There never was a fish taken out of the sea, but left anothe as good behind. (Thomas Love Peacock in Headlong Hall, 1816)
Ye need not sigh sae deeply.... There are as gude fish in the sea as ever came out of it. (Sir Walter Scott in The Fortunes of Nigel, 1822)
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Faulks has risen to the challenge splendidly...Jeeves and Wooster live again!" - Kirkus
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
by Sebastian Faulks
(05 Nov 2013)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant) - return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks.
P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly sixty years, from their first appearance in 1915 ("Extricating Young Gussie") to his final completed novel (Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike.
Now, forty years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings these two back to life for their legion of fans. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgina Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to "help" his old friend Peregrine "Woody" Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. That this means an outing to Dorset, away from an impending visit from Aunt Agatha, is merely an extra benefit.
Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Jeeves ends up impersonating one Lord Etringham, while Bertie pretends to be Jeeves' manservant "Wilberforce," - and this all happens under the same roof as the now affianced Ms. Meadowes. From there the plot becomes even more hilarious and convoluted, in a brilliantly conceived, seamlessly written comic work worthy of the master himself.
- This giveaway closed on November 2, 2013.
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Never read a book through merely because you have begun it
"Never read a book through merely because you have begun it." - John Witherspoon
John Knox Witherspoon (1723-1794) is best remembered as the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence (as a representative of New Jersey). Born and educated in Scotland he served two Protestant Scottish parishes before emigrating to America in 1768 to become president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). He served in the Continental Congress (1776-82) and, after the American Revolution, in the New Jersey legislature.