Quote of the Day

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
 
Laurence Olivier

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Physiognomy
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) a person’s facial features or expression, especially when regarded as indicative of character or ethnic origin.
2) the supposed art of judging character from facial characteristics.
3) the general form or appearance of something

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Cacophemism
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) a word or expression that’s generally perceived as harsh, impolite, or offensive, although it may be used in a humorous context