The Word Nerd – Will Rogers Edition

“Things will get better, despite our efforts to improve them.”

“The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.”

“Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat.”

US rustic comedian Will Rogers (1879 - 1935).   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.”

“If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Congress?”

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

“An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.”

“Try to live your life so that you wouldn’t be afraid to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”

“If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world.”

And…

“A fool and his money are soon elected.”

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Nomophobia

: fear of being without access to a working cell phone

  • Using the online polling service OnePull, SecurEnvoy found that 66% of the 1,000 people surveyed in the United Kingdom say they fear losing or being without their phone. Just four years ago a similar survey found that only 53% of people suffered from nomophobia (no-mobile-phobia).