Fun Fact o’ the Day

Fun Fact o’ the Day: Originally trolls existed only in Skandinavia. England had goblins and many other creatures, but no trolls. The Norwegian word troll entered English only after the folkeeventyr (folk or fairy stories) by Asbjørnen og Moe had been translated (19th century). The 3 Billy Goats Gruff (De tre bukkene Bruse), for example, was a huge hit, and the Norwegian trolls went viral in Britain and the US!

Quote o’ the Day

When developing an idea, I remind myself not to start with compromise. I envision the ideal manifestation of the idea, as if I had no limits in resources, materials, or permission.
 
Janet Echelman

Word o’ the Day

Word o’ the Day: Mugwump
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, especially in politics; a person who is neutral on a controversial issue.
 
2) a Republican who refused to support the party nominee, James G. Blaine, in the presidential campaign of 1884.
 
I have a feeling there may be many mugwumps this campaign cycle.