Month: May 2020

“the emperor has no clothes”

“the emperor has no clothes”

Who: Author: Hans Christian Andersen

What: The Emperor’s New Clothes

When: Published: April 7, 1837

Meaning: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+emporer+has+no+clothes

About: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes

Read: http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html

 

 

Brobdingnagian

brobdingnagian

In Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag is the name of a land that is populated by a race of human giants “as tall as an ordinary spire steeple.” In Gulliver’s first close-up encounter with the giants……

Source: Brobdingnagian | Definition of Brobdingnagian by Merriam-Webster

Gazanging

Gazanging is a term used in the UK to describe when a vendor pulls out of a property transaction and opts to stay put, having previously accepted an offer.[1]

Frequently, this occurs due to a change in circumstances, such that the seller no longer wishes to move, or are unable to…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazanging

The Curious Case of the Word ‘Sonder’

sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

 

Source: The Curious Case of the Word ‘Sonder’ @ Niel de la Rouviere

Oscar Wilde (1854)

 

Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and scandalized English society with his unorthodox ideas and conduct. He is best known for his sophisticated, witty plays, among them Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, about a handsome young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul.
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