Historical Word Trivia

Orlan Smith shares with us the origins and original meanings of words that may have fallen into disuse or have been redefined over time.


Words of Wisdom From Mark Twain, Part 5

The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.

Never miss an opportunity to shut up.

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.

A little more kindness, a little less speed,
a little more giving, a little less greed,
a little more smile, a little less frown,
a little less kicking, a man while he is down,
a little more “We,” a little less “I,”
a little more laugh, a little less cry,
a little more flowers on the pathway of life,
and fewer on the graves at the end of the strife.

Respectfully Submitted by
Orlan Smith