A little wit. A little wisdom. And a little whatever. Your daily dose of humor, of words that hopefully make a difference, and of some of the trivia that floats around in my brain all the time. I hope these posts bring some levity and light into your day. As always, if you like it, please hit the like button below (yes, you’ll be asked for your email address, but you’re NOT signing up for anything…I promise), and most importantly share, Share, SHARE!! I’d really appreciate it if you did. 🙂
Girl Power…(Submitted by James Leonard-Williams to OneStopEnglish.com)
Nezha, a nine-year-old Moroccan girl from the countryside, joined a beginner’s class at an English school in Casablanca. All the other members of the class were children from upper class Moroccan families and it was a completely different world to her.
A small boy, sitting next to Nezha complained, “Teacher Nezha hit me.”
The teacher immediately told Nezha to leave the classroom.
“I no hit him,” she said firmly. The teacher was a bit taken aback and replied, “Nezha, I told you to leave the classroom.”
Again Nezha said, “I no hit him,” so the teacher repeated what he’d said even more sternly.
Nezha looked the teacher straight in the eyes angrily and said. “Teacher, if I hit that boy, he not be on him chair.”
Nezha remained in the class.
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” —Edith Wharton, 1862-1937 (Read more about her.)
On this date in 1895, the game of volleyball was invented by W.G. Morgan of Holyoke, MA. Originally called “Mintonette,” Morgan invented the game after a meeting with James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. Morgan presented his game to the directors of the Springfield, MA YMCA in 1896 as a less strenuous, but still athletic option for older members who were physically unable to play basketball, but who desired participation in a sports activity.