For a little two-letter, monosyllabic word, "if" is a actually a pretty big and very important word, don't you think?
I have a stomachache, so I have a good excuse for lying around today pondering imponderables.
If pigs had wings, would they fly? I don't think so. I think they'd just use them to stir up more mud.
If twits had brains, would they be dangerous? No. A twit is a twit is a twit. And totally irrelevant.
You can call me a dunce if you wish. I admit it, I did not know there was literally such a thing as the Doomsday Clock. Now I see that there is, maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and that it is moving forward.
The scientists who maintain it plan to move its hands forward next Wednesday to reflect what they call worsening nuclear and climate threats to the world.
The hands of the symbolic clock are currently set at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight signifying global catastrophe. They're moving it forward based on worsening nuclear and climatic threats to the world, including escalating worries about nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, the continuing 'launch-ready' status of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and Russia, expanding terrorism, etc., etc.
The last change to the clock was in 2002 when the hands were moved two minutes forward for essentially the same reasons.
When first created in 1947, the Doomsday Clock was set at seven minutes to midnight. It has been moved up seventeen times since then. The closest to midnight it has ever been set at was in 1953 following U.S. and Soviet hydrogen bomb tests.
Is "Armageddon" getting closer? If it is, will any human efforts be enough to stop or even stall the cataclysmic events spelling Armageddon?
What if Words Gone Wild threatened Armageddon for the English language? Nah. That wouldn't happen. There will always be someone around to turn them into Twisted Linguistics and scare them straight.
concetrate - Thinking hard about how to move a bad ms forward.
decission - The act of forcing someone to stop acting like a sissy.
up and runny - Yuck!
modecum of success - Also a big Yuck!
presribe - Pressing ribs.
yokals - Localized group of fans of Dwight Yoakam.
To completely change the subject, what kind of flirt are you?
|You Are a Natural Flirt|
Believe it or not, you're a really effective flirt.
And you're so good, you hardly notice that you're flirting.
Your attitude and confidence make you a natural flirt.
And the fact that you don't know it is just that more attractive!