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Color Blind The crier employed by an auctioneer in Portsmouth, among other articles, cried white silk stockings, of all colors. — Chaplet of Comus, 1811 Precise Pronunciation A gentleman of the bar in Ireland walking one day with a friend, … Continue reading
I remember joining a tennis tournament where I was the only player when the tournament started. The organizers said that I was in a league of my own.
During an English lesson… Teacher: The longest English word is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis… Little Johnny: I know a longer word than that. Teacher: Could you please tell us what it is? Little Johnny: Whatever follows “…and now a word from our sponsors…”.
Here are the clues to a Word Chain: A → tail end of cat → headgear → deer → vital organ → fireside. The solution is, A → AT → HAT → HART → HEART → HEARTH. Each link in the chain … Continue reading
An article in the September 1857 issue of Harper’s Monthly Magazine (Vol. 15) said that the editorial staff of the magazine received a letter from a Vicksburg correspondent who “assures us […] that the following resolutions were passed by the … Continue reading
Can you decipher the meaning of this letter?