Brainstorming about history, politics, literature, religion, and other topics from a 'gypsy' scholar on a wagon hitched to a star.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Always nipping at our heels . . .
Monday, April 24, 2017
The law is an ass . . . in British English.
Does this mean that the law in Britain is a stupid donkey? Not that donkeys are actually stupid. But what are their putative characteristics to which the law's characteristics can be compared? Surely nothing very positive!
Dickens suggests by "idiot" that "ass" signifies "idiocy," but is Dickens the original voice of this so-called proverb?