You know how sometimes there are expressions or phrases that pop up and circulate rapidly for a little while and then fade away? Sometimes they’re attributed to a historical figure, sometimes not. Often they appear as a whole load of your friends’ Facebook or Twitter updates. There are words for this: they are memes, or they’ve gone viral or whatever. Anyway, a couple struck me as funny/apt the other day so here they are:
”When some one tells you that you can’t have Christmas without Christ, remind them you can’t have Thursday without Thor.”
– via Charles Kruger on Facebook
I mean, it’s silly, because Thursday is hardly analogous to Christmas and noone’s celebrating it (apart from those who have recently discovered that it’s the new Friday). But, yet. It’s nice to stop and think about where our words come from.
“Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.”
– via kottke.org, via the whole of Twitter