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From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ There were 10,329 vegans in Slovenia in 2008.
+ Iran is four times the size of Iraq.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ Dr. Seuss intended his name to rhyme with “choice.”
+ James Madison’s last words were: “I always talk better lying down.”

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ Male honeybees explode after mating.
+ Rush Limbaugh’s bathroom has a bidet.

Worst of breed


News Headline: “For China’s ‘Year of the Dog,’ mall erects giant Trump dog statue.”
Even though the man isn’t White House-trained.
And barks and howls for no apparent reason.
And sheds blame everywhere you look.
Which isn’t to mention the tiny paws. . . .

This just in. . . .


News Headline:
“Terror threat at sex robot expo.”
Or think of it this way:
Name a news headline that better sums up the times we live in.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ The second longest word in Shakespeare is “anthropophaginian.”
+ Iran is four times the size of Iraq.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Healthy Lifestyles Month.

The Strange Case of the Mispronunciation of Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde (cont’d)

 

Ronald Bruce Meyer, a Baltimore reader, regarding QT’s noting that the first syllable in Dr. Jekyll’s name rhymes with “bleak,” writes:
“How do we know your pronunciation of Jekyll is correct?”
Glad you asked that.
“Jekyll” is a Scottish name, commonly pronounced JEE-kull–not JEH-kull.
The Rev. Walter Jekyll was a friend of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Stevenson borrowed the name for his novella.
Both pronounced it JEE-kull.
You’ll find this pronunciation in the 1931 movie “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” starring Frederic March
Which was about when everyone started to mispronounce it.
And while we’re at it, can it be time for fa QT reminder that “flaccid” is pronounced FLAK-sid?
And “vagaries” is pronounced vuh-GAIR-eez?
And “err” rhymes with “fur”?
And “dour” rhymes with “your”?
And “sheik” rhymes with “cake”?
Evidently.

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From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ Wisconsin drivers ran over 18 bald eagles in 1999.
+ Stars scream when they fall into black holes.

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


As of the 30th dog day of summer, there have been no new reports of a man biting a dog.
But a woman bit a police officer in Minot, N.D.
There are 10 dog days to go.