From Poor QT’s Almanack

Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon, who wrote, “Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous and wretched thing,” was born 455 years ago on the 22nd day of  National Personal Trainer Awareness Month.

Continue Reading

The Making of the President 2016nado!

Trump Supporters
+ Republican consultant Katie Packer regarding Donald Trump’s supporters:
“A lot of these people don’t tend to be the most philosophical in the party.”
As many continue the search for a polite way to say it.
+ Republican consultant Rick Wilson regarding Donald Trump’s supporters:
“The fact of the matter is, most of them are childless single men who masturbate to anime.”
And some have just given up.

Continue Reading

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Bobby Flay
+ From a Food Network promotion:
“Bobby Flay challenges two NYC restauranteurs to a Sloppy Joe Throwdown (Episode BT0613H).”
Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“You’d think the Food Network would know the word is ‘restaurateur,’ not ‘restauranteur.’ ”
+ From another Food Network promotion:
“Spinach ricotta gnocchi with tomatoe sauce, beet and arugula salad, chocolate ice with Frangelico and expresso cream (Episode CL9043).”
It seems, also, that the Food Network doesn’t know there is no “e” in “tomato” and no “x” in “espresso.”
And is time for QT’s biennial reminder that “crepe” doesn’t rhyme with “tape,” but with “prep”?
Evidently.

WRITE TO QT:  
qt@zaysmith.com

Continue Reading