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Morris Rosenfeld: I know not why

I know not whyMorris RosenfeldI lift mine eyes against the sky, The clouds are weeping, so am I; I lift mine eyes again on high, The sun is smiling, so am I. Why do I smile? Why do I weep? I …

The Golden Bird

The Golden Bird A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow rip…

Cage

To whistle or sing in the cage. The cage is a jail, and to whistle in a cage is to turn Queen's evidence, or peach against a comrade. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Bird

An endearing name for girl. And by my word, your bonnie bird In danger shall not tarry; So, though the waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er the ferry. Campbell: Lord Ullin's Daughter.…

Nicolas Cage

Name at birth: Nicolas CoppolaNicolas Cage made his film debut in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but it was his role in the hit Valley Girl (1984) that launched his screen career. Cage was sudde…

Singing in Tribulation

Confessing when put to the torture. Such a person is termed in goal slang a “canary bird.” “ `This man, sir, is condemned to the galleys for being a canary-bird.' `A canar…

Talking Bird

A bird that spoke with a human voice, and could call all other birds to sing in concert. (The Sisters who Envied their Younger Sister; Arabian Nights.) (See Green Bird.) Source: Dictionar…

Green Bird

(The) told everything a person wished to know, and talked like an oracle. (Countess D'Aulnoy: Fair Star and Prince Chery.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Gr…

Why "spam"?

The Question: Why is unwanted e-mail referred to as "spam"? The Answer: There is no direct connection between SPAM lunchmeat and junk e-mail. Th…