July 5th, 2015

QOTD – 05.07.15

Why are women … so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
– Virginia Woolf

July 5th, 2015

couvade

A custom in certain cultures of treating the husband of a woman giving birth as if he were bearing the child.

July 4th, 2015

QOTD – 04.07.15

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.
– Virginia Woolf

July 4th, 2015

shrievalty

The office or term of office of a sheriff.

July 3rd, 2015

QOTD – 03.07.15

The most beautiful thing under the sun is being under the sun.
– Christa Wolf

July 3rd, 2015

improvisatore

A person who composes or performs poetic verse without prior preparation or forethought.

July 2nd, 2015

QOTD – 02.07.15

Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it.
– Terry Wogan

July 2nd, 2015

porifera

The category of aquatic invertebrate animals that comprises the sponges.

July 1st, 2015

QOTD – 01.07.15

There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
– P G Wodehouse

July 1st, 2015

oriflamme

A scarlet flag, originally of the abbey of St Denis in N France, adopted as the national banner of France in the Middle Ages.