Thursday, September 13, 2007

How Do I Know That?

So, sometimes I forget how incredibly stuffed with useless information and trivia smart and well-read I am. I mean, could you expect any less from a liberal arts education with a major in English and French?(most of which I have forgotten....comprenez-vous?)

When I listed the title of my last post--Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here--I couldn't quite place where that famous quote came from. There were too many options.




Pirates of the Carribean? has the word Ye in it. Sounds like pirate talk to me.

I went to the Google altar and put forth my query.

Ah yes, Dante's, Divine Comedy,--it was the plaque above the entrance to hell. Very appropriate.

Anyway, I came across the site in my quest to place the phrase I knew.

Neat site; useful for many things.

Like the origins of coin a phrase.....curiosity killed the cat.....flash in the pan..and lots of other obscure references that you should know when you are preparing for Jeopardy, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, or a life of know-it-allness the likes of which has never before been seen.

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