Stultiloquence

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“Stultiloquence” – is a word i had never heard of before.  It was the topic of a photography competition I entered a few years back

I had to find a dictionary to see what it meant…Apparently it means Babble, Mindless Chatter, Silly Talk…who knew?

If you have ever heard these geese, they holler and squawk and carry on like crazy… So much for my nice quiet, lakeside walk!  These geese were starting to give me a headache…lol

I just happened to have the camera with me that day…

As soon as I found out what stultiloquence meant, I knew I had the perfect picture…it didn’t win for obvious photographical flaws, but it was fun to enter and I sill think “stultiloquence” is a fun word

Fun Facts: Puppy Day

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“Man’s best friend” is his dog

Where does this expression comes from?


The phrase goes back to a 1870’s court case


In the 1870’s Missourian, George Graham Vest represented a farmer who claimed that his dog, Old Drum, had been killed by another man. He was suing for damages

During Vest’s closing argument he said: “The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.”


Vest won the case and 90 years later a statue of Old Drum was erected on the Johnson County Courthouse lawn


The phrase “A man’s best friend is his dog” has been said many times since

Maybe he would have made more money if he copyrighted the phrase instead of suing the guy ?

FUN FACTS: Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Today the Sydney Harbour Bridge is 85 Years Old

1. The Bridge, affectionately referred to as “the Coathanger”

by Sydney-siders, is a globally recognized, iconic Landmark and today has earned its own hashtag #SydneyHarbourBridge on social media, who would have thought?

2. It was opened March 19, 1932

3. Today the Bridge carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney CBD (central business district) and the North Shore

4. The public was allowed to walk across the deck of the bridge 
when it was first opened in 1932 but not allowed 
to walk across it again until  1982

5. When it was first opened, the ribbon cutting ceremony didn’t quite go to plan.  NSW Premier the Hon. John T. Lang was supposed to cut the ribbon, but Capt. Francis de Groot of the New Guard paramilitary group beat him to it, slashing the ribbon with his sword.  The ribbon was tied back together and Capt. Francis de Groot  was arrested

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6. It took 1,400 men eight years to build the bridge 
at a cost of 4.2 million dollars 
16 lives were lost building the Bridge

7. It took 272,000 litres of paint for the initial 3 coats of pain needed to paint the bridge

8. In the 70’s, actor  Paul Hogan was a painter by trade and one of the ‘tradies’ / crew who was employed to  paint it.  He later went on to host his own comedy show on tv (it was hilarious) and then launched his acting career with Crocodile Dundee placing him on the world stage.  He was commissioned by the Tourism board of Australia to do a TV commercial on the Sydney Harbour Bridge aimed towards getting American Tourists to visit Australia

9. When the bridge was built,
800 families living along the path of the bridge 
were demolished without any compensation

10. It took 55 years to pay for the bridge

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Fun Fact: Bubble Wrap

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Apparently January 30 was Bubble Wrap Awareness Day, who knew?

Did you know:

Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by engineers Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

Fielding and Chavannes sealed two shower curtains together, creating a smattering of air bubbles, which they originally tried to sell as wallpaper

Could you imagine?

Would be fun wallpaper in a kids bedroom, for about 1/2 hour…lol

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