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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BiblioPolit has its own domain now!

As I said at my Theo-Enthumology blog, this news is not earth-shattering, but BiblioPolit now has its own domain. The blogspot URL that readers usually arrived here through, will still function.

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Baseball in South Africa

For those in the U.S. baseball is as easy as pie to go watch. During baseball season there are games going on almost everywhere, with games in the major leagues and lower leagues happening simultaneously!

Here in South Africa, baseball is as scarce as, well, nothing is that scarce. Perhaps, as scarce as snow at Christmas! Baseball South Africa's and the South African National Baseball League (Pro League) websites are available. But you will soon notice from these, that there is not much information about baseball in the country. How lame is that?

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Paraprosdokian, Paraprosdokian, wherefore are thou?

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I just learnt a new word today! "Paraprosdokian." I know, it sounds weird, but, it is not a cuss word or even a bad word! It comes from two Greek words, παρα, meaning "beyond," and προσδοκια, meaning "expectation." It is a figure of speech in which the ending of a sentence or sentences (phrase/s) goes beyond what the listener expected. The listener would expect a certain ending to a sentence, but something unexpected is delivered after all.

Here are some of my favourites:
  • Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
  • I didn't say it was your fault; I said I was blaming you.
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.
  • "I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it." - Jack Handey
  • "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I'll never know." - Groucho Marx
  • "I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat." - Will Rogers
  • "I haven't slept for ten days. Because that would be too long." - Mitch Hedberg
  • "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana." - Groucho Marx

If you like the idea of the paraprosdokian, I have decided to create a Google List and share it with whoever cares. As I find more websites with paraprosdokians, I will add it to the list., so check it out every now and again!

HT: Dan Phillips

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