Posts tagged Mr. Pumplechook
“The great unwashed”, “the plebeians” or “plebs”, “the rabble”, “riff-raff”, “the herd”, “the proles”, “peons”. Who wants to be part of that? Fine prints available at http://www.HavishamHour.com. Copyright © 2013 by Julio Panisello
The “Pinocchio-syndrome” appears on people who suffer from gelotophobia (fear of being laughed at). When these people perceived they are being ridiculed they stiff up and begin moving awkwardly, with wooden-like movements that resemble those of wooden puppets Fine prints available at http://www.HavishamHour.com. Copyright © 2013 by Julio Panisello
Marie Antoinette did not say “let them eat cake” when she heard that the French peasantry were starving due to a shortage of bread. Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau coined the expression himself and he did not use the exact words but actually Qu’ils mangent de la brioche (“Let them eat brioche”).
Why do we love gossip so much? Is it an instinct? In fact, it is. Gossip has been researched in terms of its evolutionary psychology origins: a means by which people can monitor cooperative reputations and so maintain widespread indirect reciprocity.
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
Being soaped, kneaded, toweled, thumped, harrowed, and rasped with water-butt. I had to check what water-butt means: a butt (large barrel like container) set on end to contain water especially to store rainwater. PHEW!