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Face of the Day

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Andrew Little is soooooooooooooooooo happy.  He says that Mt Roskil proves Labour can win the next general election. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

bathos (noun) – 1. (a) An abrupt, presumably unintended juxtaposition of the exalted and the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect.
(b) An anticlimax.
2. (a) Insincere or grossly sentimental pathos.
(b) Banality; triteness.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Anticlimax, a descent from the sublime to the ridiculous,” 1727, from Greek bathos “depth,” related to bathys “deep”.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 4

5Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.

Sunday nightCap

UN blames Israel…For saving the world

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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia.

In the 1920s, as a joke, newly hired engineers at General Electric would be told to develop a frosted lightbulb, which the experienced engineers believed to be impossible. In 1925, newly hired Marvin Pipkin got the assignment, and astonished his peers by succeeding. (Source) Read more »

They take their fermented herring seriously up north

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