Mammals are the only animals that provide their young with milk. Whether low-fat, as in black rhino’s milk at 0.2 percent, or high fat, as in hooded seals’ at 61 percent, milk provides nutrition, hormones and growth factors, and antibodies that confer immunity against various diseases.
Incidentally, an expert in the Phoenician language, Heinrich Heim, proposed in 1951 an interesting etymology for the word ‘gorilla’. According to Heim this work is not derived from a Bantu expression, but comes directly from the Carthaginian. Gorel means ‘scratcher’, gorilla is the female form.
Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.
“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant.”—Edward Everett, 1847. The Old Farmer’s Almanac Sampler edited by Robb Sagendorph, 1957.
“As in a game of cards, so in the game of life we must play what is dealt to us; and the glory consists, not so much in winning, as in playing a poor hand well.”—Josh Billings, 1907. The Old Farmer’s Almanac Sampler edited by Robb Sagendorph, 1957.
A number of languages in the Americas, such as Nahuatl, Totonac, Kickapoo, and Zapotec in Mexico, are known to use whistle speech, whereby the language is whistled rather than spoken. This whistling allows hunters and trappers to communicate without alerting their prey. It is also used by shepherds and herders to communicate over distances where regular speech would not be heard.
Hlonipha is a special form of Zulu which is traditionally only spoken by married women. It is a so-called avoidance language, as women have to avoid using words that sound like the names of any of their close male relatives. Forms of hlonipha are also found in related Nguni languages.
Ingrid did you know your name is derived from the Ingwinian Language, Spoken by Ingwainians,(low German peoples) inhabiting the Jutland Peninsula and adjacent areas, during the Dark Ages; their tutelary deity was Ing, a Nordic Sea God. The Angles, The Jutes, the Saxons, and the Frisians were all "Friends of ING". and Ingwinian language is the immediate ancestor to Anglo-Saxon and Old Frisian, also called Anglo-Frisian. See INGRAM, Ingramaticism. from Websters New World Dictionarycopyright 1959.
Love it! I’m going to use "Friends of Ing" to describe all my friends from here on out. Many thanks, cyberscriber2world…
The castle of the grail, the original form of which was probably Carbenoit, the castle of the blessed horn, which demonstrates perhaps a confusion of cors “horn” with cors “body,” a horn of plenty with Blessed Sacrament.
The name “Avalon” was thought by Geoffrey of Monmouth to come from aval, apple, and he describes this Island of Apples as a paradise where the fields never be tilled and where grapes and apples abound. The Welsh texts also refer to the island as ynys avallach, Isle of Apples.
An anonymous twelfth-century Welsh poetic fragment contained in the Black Book of Carmarthen. It contains possibly the oldest reference to Merlin, here Myrddin, a madman living in the Caledonian Forest.
“Time cures every wound, and though the scar may remain and occasionally ache, yet the earliest agony of its recent infliction is felt no more.”—Scott. Many Thoughts of Many Minds by Henry Southgate, 1902.