subject: Genuine Shakespearean insults
Got this from other milis.
You may wanna keep it 'handy'. In case someone says 'nasty thing' to
you that you are not sure, or if you are at a loss for a good
insult. Use this handy table to construct a Shakespearean insult.
Combine one word from each of the three columns below, and preface
it with the word "Thou".
"If there's any reason you don't fully enjoy this message, that'll
prove that you're just a reeky, half-faced miscreant"
Don't ask me what it meant though........;)
| artless | base-court | apple-john |
| bawdy | bat-fowling | baggage |
| beslubbering | beef-witted | barnacle |
| bootless | beetle-headed | bladder |
| churlish | boil-brained | boar-pig |
| cockered | clapper-clawed | bugbear
Socrates on Rumors
Keep this in mind the next time you either hear or are about to repeat a rumor!
In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was well known for his wisdom.
One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who said excitedly, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"
"Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test.
"Triple filter?" said the acquaintance.
"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and ..."
"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know i