"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
At breakfast asked my wife when everybody started using the idiotic phrase "back in the day"
So I was delighted at finding this in the Urban Dictionary:
Urban Dictionary Back in the day
Completely meaningless phrase which has gained
inexplicable global popularity. It's an incomplete thought: Back in what
day? It's a redundant way of saying "Once, I..." or "I used to..." and
adds words without adding any extra meaning. Similar to the equally
pointless "at the end of the day..." popularised by English soccer