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Fair speech may hide a foul heart. - JRR Tolkien

What's another word for thesaurus? - Steven Wright

Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Speech is the vestibule to the palace of love. - Jami of Persia

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. - Leo Rosten

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put. - Winston Churchill

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. - Pythagoras

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - John Millington Synge

If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English. - Wilfred Sheed

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. - Luqman

The great myth of our times is that technology is communication. - Libby Larsen

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal

Out of suffering comes creativity. You cannot spell painting without pain. - John Lithgow

There are ways of singing in English that are not just the same as in French. - Coeur de Pirate

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn

Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater

I think of myself as being Jewish and Irish, despite the fact that I'm English. - Daniel Radcliffe

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world. - Alison Lurie

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. - Oscar Wilde

Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. - John Wycliffe

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch

The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

Cricket - a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity. - Lord Mancroft

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell

More people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting. - Stephen Covey


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