The Book of Threes
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016)

Having said that

Having said that” is a transitional phrase that has become more and more common in spoken language. When people say, “Having said that” it is a signal that they are going to say something which will contrast or disagree with what they said a moment ago. Jun 3, 2014 Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s …

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One Trick Pony

One trick pony

A person or thing with only one special feature, talent, or area of expertise. The first known use of one-trick pony was in 1980.   For example: Her boldness in style, prowess and mood highlighted her viability as more than a one-trick pony.— Jason Scott, Billboard, “Carrie Underwood’s ‘Carnival Ride’ Turns 10: How the ‘Idol’ Winner Proved She’s a Country […]

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Robots

I Robot – The three laws of Robotics

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with […]

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Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;  Man never Is, but always To be blest.  The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home,  Rests and expatiates in a life to come. Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, including Essay on Criticism, The […]

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So to speak

You use so to speak to draw attention to the fact that you are describing or referring to something in a way that may be amusing or unusual rather than completely accurate. I ought not to tell you but I will, since you’re in the family, so to speak. so to speak A phrase used to indicate […]

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Jesus Christ

Jesus H Christ

The Etymology of Jesus H. Christ by Peter Kirby (May 11, 2003) Question: What is the origin of the H. in the phrase, Jesus H. Christ? There is no great mind which has not but come to rest on this important question. It is a question which every man must consider in the course of […]

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Dead Pan Humor

Dry humor with a blank expressionless face. This type of humor is common among shy and socially indifferent people. Includes other elements of humor ranging from shy humor, sarcastic even macabre humor and other personal characteristics which makes it unique to the individual. Deadpan humor is one of the most complex and to many enigmatic […]

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Micro-Moments Now: 3 new consumer behaviors playing out in Google search data

By Lisa Gevelber Jul 2017 Mobile, Search, Micro-Moments   People’s search behavior is evolving and their expectations are becoming clear. Google’s VP of Marketing for the Americas Lisa Gevelber gives a glimpse of the consumer taking shape behind the data. The “well-advised” consumer The “right here” consumer The “right now” consumer Two years ago, Google introduced […]

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Pull the plug

1. Lit. to turn off someone’s life-support system in a hospital. (Based on pull the plug (on something) {2}. This results in the death of the person whose life support has been terminated.) They had to get a court order to pull the plug on their father. Fred signed a living will making it possible […]

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