"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Newspaper Clipping of the Day, Bonus New Year's Edition

As a bonus entry for this New Year's Eve, here's a little something that just now came to my attention:  Benjamin Franklin's "Drinker's Dictionary," as it originally appeared in the "Pennsylvania Gazette," January 6, 1737.

Or as it's known around Strange Company HQ, "Words to live by."

Happy New Year!


  1. Great find! I have to remember some of these.

  2. I think the number of euphemisms an activity has demonstrates its significance to society. In that case, we’re in trouble. (My favourite is “He’s in the bibbing plot.” The bibbing plot sounds like a good mystery-book title, don’t you think?)


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