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10 of Mark Twain’s Sickest Burns

Here are Mark Twain’s sickest burns. Illustrated Let’s just get to it, shall we? 1. Mark Twain on politics   “The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet”. Mark Twain was apparently not a fan of U.S. politics. I wonder what he’d say […]

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“Snollygoster” is a Lost Word with Lasting Meaning

Snollygoster (snahl-ee-gahs-tuhr) – an unprincipled person, a liar, especially a politician This ridiculously fun-to-say word comes from 19th-century American slang. The origin of this term is suspected to have come from snallygaster, which is a word for “a mythical beast that preys on poultry and children.” Wait, what? Yes, apparently in American lore, there is […]

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